Kōtatsu John Bailes

Kōtatsu John Bailes

Visiting Teacher

John is a fully ordained Soto Zen Buddhist Priest and Dharma Heir of Zoketsu Norman Fischer. The Guiding Teacher and Founder of One Heart Zen, currently an online Sangha, based in Somerville, MA, John is also a College Chaplain at Wellesley College and Buddhist Advisor at Amherst College. His practice formation took place at the San Francisco Zen Center where he was ordained and lived and practiced for twelve years. He graduated from Harvard University with an AB in International Political Economy, was a principal in a financial services organization for ten years, and was a professional sailboat captain who participated in an Around the world race and sailed boats all over the world training people in the practice of  bluewater sailing. 

Upcoming Event with This Teacher

The Dharma Dialogues: Ecosattvas in the Anthropocene

July 31 @ 6:00 am - July 31 @ 11:30 pm

Online — Dharma Sunday (7/10): The Wisdom of Gentleness

July 10 @ 6:00 am - July 10 @ 11:30 pm

No Dharma Sunday on 7/3

July 3 @ 6:00 am - July 3 @ 11:30 pm
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