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Ryuten Paul Rosenblum

Ryuten Paul Rosenblum is a lineage holder in the tradition of Dongshan and Dogen.

He began Zen practice with his first teacher, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in 1968. For ten years, Ryuten lived and trained at Zen Center: with Suzuki Roshi until his death in 1971, and subsequently with Suzuki Roshi's successor and the Second Abbot of Zen Center, Zentatsu Baker Roshi. Ryuten received lay initiation from Suzuki Roshi in 1970 and priest ordination from Baker Roshi in January of 1975.

Ryuten is a teacher in the Dharma Sangha in both the U.S. and Europe. He spends nearly half of each year as the Seido, Resident Teacher, at Buddhistisches Studienzentrum Johanneshof located in the Black Forest in Germany. Ryuten also teaches at other centers throughout Germany, Austria and The Netherlands. He lives in San Anselmo, California.

The significance of the visual arts in his life has been developed and refined by decades of Zen practice and temple life. This practice life is rooted in and expressed through qualities such as spaciousness, impermanence, stillness, clarity, intimacy, incompleteness, simplicity and the absence of pretension ... a grounding in the mysterious uniqueness of each arising in the present moment.

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