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Shodhin started practicing at the Center in 1996 while he was still living in Valparaiso, IN. A series of events meant moving closer and closer to the Center, first to Hyde Park and then to Buena Park. Finally, upon ordaining in 2010, he moved into the Center, where he now lives with his partner, Michael. He was given permission to teach by Yusan Graham in 2021.


In addition to his service here, Shodhin is also an Associate Professor in the department of Philosophy & Theology at Valparaiso University. He has given talks on Zen and Buddhism to school and community groups, and he has presented papers on points of interface between Buddhist and Christian spirituality. His book, Alone in a World of Wounds: A Dharmic Response to the Ills of Sentient Beings, was published by Cascade Books in 2022. Another, Obstacles to Stillness: Thoughts, Hindrances, and Self-Surrender in Evagrius and the Buddha, will be published by Fortress Press in December 2023.



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