Roshi and Co-Founder of Village Zendo.
Roshi Barbara Joshin O’Hara, MA, LCSW, a co-founder of Village Zendo, received Dharma Transmission from Roshi O’Hara in April, 2006, and Inka, the Roshi empowerment, in August, 2019. She began her formal training in 1986 with Roshi John Daido Loori, spending three years in monastic residency at Zen Mountain Monastery. Sensei Joshin is a psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist who also studied the Diamond Heart Work and believes there is no more important work than investigating what keeps us from being able to be fully present to our own experience. She maintains a private practice in the West Village.