About The Teacher
Vanessa Zuisei Goddard, Sensei was in full-time residential training at Zen Mountain Monastery from 1995 to 2014, fourteen of those years as a monastic. She received dharma transmission from Shugen Roshi in 2018, and is now a lay teacher in the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism. Zuisei Sensei is currently on sabbatical in New York City to devote her time to writing. Her book on running as a form of meditation will be published by Shambhala Publications in late summer of 2020.