Jozen Tamori Gibson began formal meditation practice in 2004 through Zen while living in Japan joined by a Theravada practice in 2010. Jozen is a senior student with the Brooklyn Zen Center (BZC) in New York where he also serves as co-facilitator for and member of the BZC People of Color sangha, the center's male identified sangha engaging in Undoing Patriarchy and Unveiling the Sacred Masculine, and the Awake Youth Project. In 2017 he entered into the Insight Meditation Society’s Dharma Teacher Training program. With certifications in Mindfulness Facilitation through the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and in 200-Hour Yoga and Wellness with Breathe for Change (RYS), Jozen lives to provide and nourish contemplative mind-heart-body alignment practices and spaces grounded in health, anti-oppression and interdependent liberation for all beings. Jozen honors the wisdom and compassion of all his teachers, highlighting his mother, Akimi, and his dharma root teacher, Pamela Weiss.