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An Invitation to Intimacy with James Ford, Roshi

James Ishmael Ford, Roshi, was ordained a Soto Zen priest in 1969. He received dharma transmission from Jiyu Kennett, Roshi, in 1971. For many years he studied with John Tarrant, Roshi, and received Inka Shomei from him in 2005. Today he is Senior Guiding Teacher Emeritus with Boundless Way Zen and the senior priest at Blue Cliff Zen, a network of practice groups in California, Washington, and Pennsylvania. he has authored five books including Zen Master Who?, If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break, and most recently Introduction to Zen Koans: Learning the Language of Dragons.

Please check out James' books
Introduction to Zen Koans: Learning the Language of Dragons
Zen Master Who?: A Guide to the People and Stories of Zen
If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break: Field Notes from a Zen Life

If you would like to sit a retreat with James you can find more information at 
The Blue Cliff Zen Sangh

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