Teachers of the Sati-Zen-Sangha

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Marcel Geisser Roshi
Marcel Marcel Geisser Roshi (Hsin Tao An 心 道 安) is an authorized Zen master in the Linji / Rinzai-Zen Buddhist tradition. He began practising and studying Buddhism in 1968. Initially studying in Europe, his practise led him to Asia in 1972, and then latterly the USA. He combines Zen and Vipassana schools of practice and has been teaching since 1983. In 1986, he founded the Meditation Center Haus Tao in the East of Switzerland. Then, in 1994, he received the “lamp transmission” from Dhyana Master Nhât Hanh. In 1999, he founded the Sati-Zen-Sangha, the Zen-Sangha-of-Mindfulness. Besides leading retreats, he offers a three-year Buddhist online study program, together with his young fellow teachers. He is also active in interreligious dialogues and international Buddhist networking.
Marcel is a vice president oft the World Buddhist Summit of Japan.

Dipabodhi Dagmar Jauernig
Dagmar Dipabodhi is a teacher (Dharmacharya) in the Linji/Rinzai Zen Buddhist lineage. She was ordained as a Zen-Priest and authorised as a teacher of the Dharma by Zen-Master Marcel Geisser (Hsin Tao An). She provides retreats in Haus Tao, leads a local meditation group in Zurich and supports other meditation groups of the Sati-Zen-Sangha in Switzerland. Her primary interest is the combination of Zen-Meditation and Hatha-Yoga as an “upaya”, and a practical link of awareness of body and mind in action and in silence. She is on the committee of the Swiss Buddhist Union and is also active in interreligious dialogues..

Sie praktiziert Yoga seit 1991 und ist Yoga teacher of BDY/EYU und YS.
Days of mindfuness and Yoga conducted by Dipabodhi in Zürich: ZenStille
Shantivirya Klaus Kraler
Shantivirya Shantivirya is an ordained Zen-priest and authorized Zen teacher in the Linji/Rinzai Zen Buddhist lineage. He became interested in Zen 1979 and started his Zen training in 1983 with Genro Koudela Osho, Joan Rieck, Dorin Genpo Osho, Hozumi Gensho Roshi and Hsin Tao An Marcel Geisser, and it was from the latter that he received his ordination and the authorization to teach as a Dharmacharya of the Sati-Zen-Sangha. He is the co-head of the Sati-Zen-temple An Tao in Bavaria, and teaches in Germany and Austria, although he mostly teaches at the Meditation Center Haus Tao in Switzerland.

The branch temple An Tao of Klaus and Ulrike Kraler Haus Tao-Meditationsgruppe Mönchsdeggingen.
Shraddhashanti Ulrike Kraler
Ulrike Shraddhashanti, ordained as zenpriest by Hsin Tao An Marcel Geisser in 2011, started her zen training in 1986 after some experiences with other paths of meditation. Her first teacher was Joan Rieck, Joun An Roshi – she gave a convincing example that women are as equally qualified to teach the buddhadharma and gain enlightenment. Following teachers: Dorin Genpo Osho, Hozumi Roshi, Hsin Tao An (Marcel Geisser). She is Junior Teacher and authorized Zen teacher in the Linji/Rinzai Zen Buddhist lineage, leads retreats since 2009 mostly in the Meditation Center Haus Tao in Switzerland, and is co-head of An Tao Temple in Bavaria.

The branch temple An Tao of Ulrike Kraler and Klaus Kraler Haus Tao-Meditationsgruppe Mönchsdeggingen.

* Translations like "Zen monk/Zen nun" or "Zen priest/Zen priestess" are admissible but require explanation just like the notion unsui itself: The Japanese word 'unsui' 雲水 means 'cloud and water' and is an abbreviation of kounryusui 行雲流水: 'drifting clouds, flowing water', i.e. calm and nowhere resting like the clouds and the water.