Joseph Bobrow Roshi

Joseph Bobrow Roshi, PhD, is founding director of the Coming Home Project, whose programs help veterans and their families and care providers alleviate the psychological, relational, and spiritual injuries of war. He is a Zen master in the Diamond Sangha tradition who teaches at Deep Streams Institute, parent organization of the Coming Home Project.

A retired psychologist/psychoanalyst, he was formerly chief psychologist and director of training in the department of psychiatry at Kaiser Hospital and Medical Center, South San Francisco. He teaches throughout the United States and abroad.

Author of Zen and Psychotherapy: Partners in Liberation, and Waking Up From War: A Better Way Home For Veterans and Nations (with a foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama), Joseph Bobrow Roshi writes on Zen, psychotherapy, and the interplay of Western psychology, Buddhism, and community-based approaches in transforming trauma and suffering.

What People are Saying About Joseph Bobrow Roshi

“Joseph Bobrow is a true teacher of meditation. He has walked his talk and he truly enjoys his practice.”
—Thich Nhat Hanh
“Bobrow embodies unconscious affective communication between psychoanalysis and Buddhism. He’s lived it.”
—Charles Spezzano, PhD, author of Affect in Psychoanalysis
“Zen master and psychoanalyst, Joseph Bobrow has a rare depth and subtlety of experience in both disciplines and ways of life....Mindful of differences, but also indivisible links, Bobrow challenges us to realize the integration of the personal and the universal in our daily lives.”
—Gerald I. Fogel, MD, training and supervising analyst and former director, Oregon Psychoanalytic Center