R. Liam Ōshin Jennings first began his formal Zen training as a teenager studying Chan, and then Rinzai Zen, before finding his spiritual home with the Village Zendo in 2007. He was ordained a Soto Zen Priest in 2009, and named a Dharma Holder by Enkyo O’Hara Roshi in 2016. Ōshin serves as the Village Zendo’s representative on the Buddhist Council of New York.
His work as an artist, Zen priest, and psychotherapist aligns with his research passion; the intersection of creativity, meditation, and psychological health. Ōshin is Deaf and leads No Barriers Zen (www.NoBarriersZen.org) in Washington, D.C., an affiliate of the Village Zendo, that is focused on making the Dharma accessible to people with differences and disabilities.