Melissa Blacker

Melissa Blacker

Melissa Blacker, MA, was a director of Oasis Professional Education Programs, as well as associate director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a senior teacher at the Center for Mindfulness and abbot (Roshi) of Boundless Way Zen, the first Zen community in North America to bring teachers of different Zen lineages together with the intention of creating a distinctly Western and American vision of Zen.

Melissa Blacker holds degrees in anthropology, music, and counseling psychology with a speciality in grief counseling. She is co-editor of The Book of Mu: Essential Writings on Zen’s Most Important Koan.

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