Rachel Boughton, Roshi has been been teaching meditation almost ever since she learned it, when she was 15 years old. “At that time I was looking for an adventure story to model a possible life on, and I stumbled on a book that suggested that meditation and a spiritual quest might be the adventure I was looking for. I sent away for instructions. Now, 30 years later I’m still following them.”

Rachel is an artist (sculpture, drawing) and a mother of almost grown children. She enjoys working with people to discover what meditation and koans are in their own lives. She has been studying Jungian psychology in Switzerland because she noticed the way koans and the transformation that shows up in Zen practice seem to show up in people’s dreams.

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