Julie Myoko Terestman began formally studying and practicing Zen with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara at Village Zendo in 1993. In 2001 she received novice priest ordination and in 2007 she received Osho. She was named a Village Zendo Dharma Holder in summer of 2008. In February 2011, she received Dharma Transmission.
She is also part of the Sing Sing prison program and shopkeeper at the zendo. Myoko is a studio potter working in a studio in Jersey City. She also teaches ceramics at Greenwich House Pottery and various other places around the city and is a licensed massage therapist