Julie Myoko Terestman began studying and practicing Zen with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara at the Village Zendo in 1992. She received Tokudo, or novice priest ordination, in 2001. In 2008 she was named a Dharma Holder. In 2011 she received Denkai and Dharma Transmission.
Myoko is part of the Village Zendo’s Sing Sing prison program and co-shopkeeper of the VZ store. She is a ceramic artist with a studio in Jersey City, and is currently teaching at Greenwich House Pottery.