Ji Hyang Padma


Ji Hyang Padma

Ji Hyang Padma combines an academic career as a researcher in the psychology of consciousness and healing with her role as a Zen teacher. She has done intensive Zen training and teaching in Asia and North America for 20 years, with 15 of those years as an ordained nun.

Ji Hyang has completed several 90-day intensive retreats in Korea and North America. She also teaches Zen workshops annually. While her practice has been situated within the Korean Zen tradition, she has had the benefit of studying with teachers across a wide spectrum of Buddhist lineages.

For 14 years, she served as Buddhist chaplain and director of spirituality and education programs at Wellesley College. Additionally, she has served as a meditation teacher at Harvard University, Boston University and Babson College. Currently, she is completing a doctorate degree in transpersonal psychology at Sofia University with a research focus on Buddhist practices of healing. She serves on the board of Education as Transformation, an international organization that works with educational institutions to explore the impact of religious diversity and the role of spirituality in the learning process.

Ji Hyang Padma’s recent writing has been published in Our Neighbor's Faith: Stories of Interfaith Encounters and Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work. Her book, Zen Practices for Transformative Times, has just been released by Quest Books.