Simplicity Zen Podcast Episode 88: An Interview with Teshin Matthew Sweger

Teshin Matthew Sweger is the teacher and resident priest at the North Carolina Zen Center. He was ordained as a Buddhist priest in 2004 by Lawson Sachter Roshi, a Dharma successor to Philip Kapelau Roshi. After completing the Harada-Yasutani koan curriculum, Teshin received Dharma transmission from Sevan Ross, a Dharma successor to James Myoun Ford Roshi. Teshin recently received Inka from James Myoun Ford Roshi, completing his formal Zen training. He is a member of the American Zen Teachers Association. Teshin also served as the Buddhist Chaplain for the University of Rochester for 5 years. Along with his work at the NCZC, Teshin works as a psychotherapist and is trained in Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

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