Sit, Breathe, Bow
Sosan Theresa Flynn
March 25, 2021
This practice invites us to be vulnerable, open, and intimate. This is incredibly challenging and requires courage, but it also is the only way to look deeply into who we are.
Sosan Theresa Flynn is the current president of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association of North America. She is also the Guiding Teacher at Clouds in Water Zen Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sosan has studied and practiced Soto Zen Buddhism for the past 29 years, receiving dharma transmission (full teaching authority) in 2012 from Joen Snyder O'Neal. While she teaches on many aspects of Zen Buddhism, her special interest is the intersection of Buddhist practice and racial justice. Sosan has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and offers premarital and couples counseling from a Zen Buddhist perspective. Raised Catholic, she recently served on the Multi-Religious Fellows Advisory Board of the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research.

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