Pictured here is Hosen (doing her Celine Dion impersonation at the talent show), the vice-abbess of the Bodhi Manda Zen Center which she helped found over 25 years ago. Hosen provides a foundation for understanding basic Zen practice as well conveying Zen philosophy through profound questions and answer discussions. She makes a point of interacting and personally getting to know many of the retreat participants.
"There were too many things that happened at this retreat to open my eyes and heart to things about myself that made this retreat extremely valuable to me personally." - Rick, Hustisford, WI