Gesshin Claire Greenwood

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Gesshin Claire
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Greenwood

Gesshin was born and raised in San Francisco. She began meditating when she was 19, and then studied abroad in Bodh Gaya, India, where she received temporary ordination in the Burmese Theravada linage. She received a BA in English from Wesleyan University in 2009, and spent the majority of her twenties in India and Japan practicing Buddhism. She ordained with Seido Suzuki Roshi in 2010, and received dharma transmission in 2015. She is currently completing a masters in East Asian Studies from the University of Southern California, where she focuses on women in Buddhism and feminism in a transnational perspective.

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Bow First, Ask Questions Later

Ordination, Love, and Monastic Zen in Japan
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What happens when a free-spirited, modern American girl goes on a spiritual quest into structured, traditional Japanese Zen life?

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Just Enough

Vegan Recipes and Stories from Japan's Buddhist Temples
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Ordained as a Buddhist nun in Japan, Greenwood was attracted to Zen’s all-encompassing approach to life and how to live it, the way it did not shy away from the big questions about life’s meaning, and the profoundly simple way it suggests one view the moment, reality, the now.

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