Grace Schireson

Grace Schireson

Grace Schireson is president of Shogaku Zen Institute (a Zen teachers’ training seminary) and a clinical psychologist. She played a key role in drafting the Zen Women ancestors Document, along with Jiko Sallie Tisdale, Peter Levitt, and Zoketsu norman Fischer.

Recent Articles

¿Será que nuestra experiencia ordinaria es todo lo que importa?

Stephen Batchelor plantea la clásica pregunta Zen, “¿Qué es esto?” La respuesta, dice, está justo enfrente de nosotros.

What If Our Ordinary Experience Is All That Matters?

Stephen Batchelor poses the classical Zen question, “What is this?” The answer, he says, is right in front of us.

Stepping in It

When Grace Schireson gets it all wrong with her socks, she learns what’s more important than the rules.

Who Was Otagaki Rengetsu?

Grace Schireson on the life, art, and poetics of the Zen nun Otagaki Rengetsu, a woman “humbled by life’s blows as well as its beauty.” Watch Grace Schierson in Lion’s Roar’s upcoming free online event, “<a href="https://promo.lionsroar.com/the-women-of-wisdom-summit-free-registration/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">The Women of Wisdom Summit.</a>”

Zen Buddhist Teachers Open Letter Confronting Abuse Lion's Roar Buddhism Sexual Assault Eido Shimano

Zen teachers issue open letter confronting abuse

As Zen teachers, we would like to express our gratitude to Buddhadharma's recent issue on abuse in Buddhist commiunities.

Chanting Names Once Forgotten: The Zen Women Ancestors Document

A quiet movement to reshape our understanding of Zen lineage and history is bringing attention to the forgotten names and voices of women in the tradition.

Zazen: Just Wake Up

Zen teacher Myoan Grace Schireson teaches Zazen, sitting meditation from the Zen tradition, a foundational Buddhist practice.