Abby Mushin Terris, co-leads several retreats with Seido, including the annual Interdependence Retreat, Dream Retreat and Face to Face Sesshin. Mushin, a transmitted lay teacher and dharma holder in the White Plum Lineage, is the guiding teacher of the Corvallis Zen Circle. Mushin began her study in 1976 with Robert Aitken Roshi and continued practice with Takabayashi Genki Roshi and Joan Reick Roshi, before becoming a dharma holder in 2002 through her teacher, Jan Chozen Bays of Great Vow Monastery. Mushin works as a part time psychotherapist and is the mother of two grown daughters. The Corvallis Zen Circle is currently engaged in a fund raising campaign to purchase their own dedicated building for dharma practice.
Genko Rainwater is a regular visitor and retreat co-leader, assisting in ceremonies and helping lead the annual Cultivating the Way sesshin. Genko has been practicing with Dharma Rain Zen Center since 1999. She became a lay disciple of Kyogen Carlson in 2003, and was ordained in 2007, receiving Denkai transmission in September of 2013. She coordinates the center’s Prison Program, as well as participating fully in the ongoing life of the Center.
Domyo Burk is a Soto Zen priest and guiding teacher at Bright Way Zen in Portland, OR. Domyo studied and worked as a wildlife biologist before beginning practice at Dharma Rain Zen Center in 1996. After a period of residential monastic training and many years of service to the sangha as a priest, Domyo Sensei received transmission from Gyokuko Carlson Roshi and later began her own center of practice at Bright Way. Domyo recently published Idiot’s Guides: Zen Living, and has another Idiot’s Guide on Mindfulness coming out soon. She currently lives in southeast Portland with her husband and two African Grey parrots, a cockapoo, and a one-of-kind terrier mix.