Jules Shuzen Harris Sensei
Jules Shuzen Harris, Sensei, is a Soto priest who has been practicing Buddhism for more than 25 years. He started his Zen practice at Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, NY under John Daido Loori Roshi and then moved west to Utah to study under Dennis Genpo Merzel. In 2002 Shuzen received denkai (transmission of the precepts) from Genpo Roshi, Abbott of Kanzeon Zen Center. He received hoshi in 2006 and shiho (Dharma transmission ceremony) in 2007 from Pat Enkyo O’Hara Roshi and became her second dharma successor.
Shuzen Sensei is member of the White Plum Asanga and founded Soji Zen Center located in Lansdowne, PA, to offer the community a contemporary Buddhist center providing instruction on Zen meditation, philosophy and contemplation techniques. He is involved with local colleges, health organizations, and yoga groups offering dharma teaching to beginners who want to learn meditation, as well as to experienced practitioners of Zen Buddhism to strengthen their technique and continue training their minds. To that end, Shuzen also holds workshops at the Center, a weekly study group and every Sunday meditation and dharma talks. Shuzen is a member of the White Plum Asanga, The Zen Peacemakers Order, a study group at the Maezumi Institute and the American Zen Teachers Association.Source: zenmountainmonastery.secure.retreat.guru