Ji Hyang Padma

Ji Hyang Padma has 25 years of experience in Buddhist training and teaching in the US and Asia, 14 of these years as a monastic. She is author of Field of Blessings: Ritual and Consciousness in the Work of Buddhist Healers and Living the Season: Zen Practices for Transformative Times.

Ji Hyang has taught meditation at Omega Institute for 15 years, and also teaches at Wellesley College, Harvard University, Kripalu, and Esalen Institute. Currently, she teaches meditation through Open Gate Zen Collective. She is gifted at finding an entry-point into practice for people who are just beginning their journey.

Ji Hyang has combined an academic career with her role as a Zen teacher. This year, she served as chaplain resident at University of California at San Francisco Medical Center. She has a doctorate in transpersonal psychology from Sofia University, and directed a graduate program in comparative religion.