Maria began formal Zen practice in 1982 with Fr. Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, and studied with Yamada Koun in 1987, and with Ruben Habito since 1990.
She was appointed assistant teacher in 2008 and full teacher
in 2012 by Yamada Ryoun. Maria instructs via Skype on
a regular basis and in person for Sesshin (Retreats)
Tom Petersen serves as resident