Koshin Paley Ellison Co-Founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, the first Buddhist organization to offer both accredited chaplaincy training in the US and to offer a Buddhist Track Masters in Pastoral Care and Counseling in New York. Koshin is a Senior Soto Zen Priest and teacher at the Village Zendo. In 1989, he started practicing zazen while studying at Naropa University. Since 1992 he has practiced with Enkyo O’Hara Roshi at the Village Zendo. He became a formal student in 1997, and received the lay precepts in 1998. He was ordained as a novice Soto Zen Priest in 2002; was empowered as Osho, Senior Zen Priest, in 2009; and in 2012, he was empowered as a Hoshi, Dharma Holder. He is also a Jungian psychotherapist and Chaplaincy Supervisor.