Sit, Breathe, Bow
Vanessa Zuisei Goddard
February 12, 2021
Practice is doing something with intention. You enter into a moment deliberately. You choose into it. There is a willingness to be here. It is an attitude of mind.
Vanessa Zuisei Goddard is a writer and Zen teacher based in New York City. She trained full-time at Zen Mountain Monastery from 1995 to 2014, fourteen of those years as a monastic. In 2018 she received dharma transmission from Geoffrey Shugen Arnold Roshi, abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery and Head of the Mountains and Rivers Order. For the last ten years, Zuisei has been leading retreats and workshops on a wide range of teachings on Buddhism and meditation with special emphasis on the power of stillness and silence to transform our lives. Zuisei’s articles have appeared in Tricycle, Lion’s Roar, Buddhadharma, and Parabola. Currently, she is working on a book about faith, belief, and contemplation and her first book, Still Running: The Art of Meditation in Motion, was released by Shambhala in August of 2020.

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Sit, Breathe, Bow is hosted by Ian White Maher.

Sit, Breathe, Bow is sponsored by the Online Sangha of the International Kwan Um School of Zen