CZC STAFF

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Barbara Feldman / Abbot

Barbara is a Senior Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen. She has served as Director for the past 10 years and is a long-time member of the Center's Board of Trustees.  She teaches an accredited yoga program at Boston University since 1980 and leads the weekly Boston University Zen Community. 

 

Andrew "Woody" Wood / Do Gam (VIce Abbot)

Woody became a member of the Kwanum School of Zen in 2009, a resident at CZC in 2011, and a Board member in 2017.  In the past, he also served as our Housemaster and Guestmaster. He is a psychotherapist with a private practice in downtown Boston. 

 

Bo-Mi Choi / Director

Bo-Mi has been living and practicing at the Cambridge Zen Center for over 13 years. She is a Dharma Teacher in the Kwanum School of Zen and has served on the CZC Board since 2014.  She also leads a weekly student meditation group at Harvard University, where she taught Philosophy and Critical Theory in the College for nearly a decade before embarking on her current career as a film and multi-media producer.

 

Jim Kopcienski / Head Dharma Teacher (HDT)

Jim began practicing Zen at the Cambridge Zen Center in 1992 and was a monk for 15 years. Aside from CZC he has lived at the Providence Zen Center and at monasteries in Korea and has held several staff positions, including abbot.

 

Paul Laurey / House Master

Paul is a contemporary dance artist and cognitive scientist. In his second year in Cambridge, Paul performs, teaches, makes work, writes, and organizes with the Boston dance, somatic, and contemplative community. Before moving to the Zen center, Paul lived in San Diego, San Francisco, New York, and other wonderful places. He has taken ten precepts with the Kwan Um School of Zen.

 

Kyung-ha Strange-lee / Kitchen Master

Kyungha Lee began practicing Zen in 2003 and has resided Cambridge Zen Center since 2013. She also works as an adjunct professor of communication at the State University of New York and as a yoga instructor at Boston University. She has served on the staff of the Sivananda Yoga Ranch in Woodbourne, NY as well as at the Zen Center of Syracuse, Hoen-ji, and has previously studied meditation in a number of traditions.

 

Sam Judelson / Guest Master

Sam manages the Zen center's guest program. His goal is to make your stay comfortable and inspiring.