I am ever inspired by Zen Master Stanley Lombardo & his wife Zen Master Judy Roitman for committing much of their lives to opening / teaching at the Kansas Zen Center in Lawrence, KS. They are in the process of building a new Zen Center in Lawrence and are still spending so much of their energy creating a space for others to practice.
I have spent quite a bit of time with Stan as we formed Dhyana (Meditation) Yoga at EYC. I knew he would be an important teacher for me when I told him so and he shook his head and didn't take on this label. That moment (he probably doesn't remember!) inspired me to follow suit and encourage others to be their own teachers with me cheering them on from the sidelines.
photo: sweet Anzu caught us studying the Yoga Sutras at Decade and captured this beautiful moment of excitement and bewilderment