Jiun Hosen Osho
Jiun Hosen Osho began her formal training with Zen Master Joshu Sasaki Roshi in 1979 and has been in residence at the Bodhi Manda Zen Center since 1980. She was ordained as a Zen nun in April, 1983. Hosen’s devotion to practice led her to become a Zen Priest or “Osho” formally recognized in a “Suijishiki” Ceremony at the Rinzai-ji Zen Center in Los Angeles, California on July 21, 1988. The following year Jiun Hosen was first appointed as Abbess to the Bodhi Manda Zen Center, and carried on her work as Abbess and Director. The Board of Trustees reaffirmed her position of Abbess and Director of the Bodhi on April 10th, 2015.
With her warm, compassionate nature, child-like joy and impish sense of humor, Hosen has made lasting and vibrant relationships with the local communities of Jemez Springs and Jemez Pueblo. Jiun Hosen has established close relationship with Buddhist Centers locally and internationally, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, California, New York, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Tunisia. Hosen is known for her gracious welcome to guests who come to the Bodhi from all over the world.
Along with her primary focus of manifesting and teaching the practice of her own Buddhist tradition. She has opened the Bodhi to hosting retreats for sincere seekers, students and groups from many diverse paths, which has endeared her to the hearts of many.
Board of Trustees
Jemez Bodhi Mandala, a New Mexico nonprofit corporation, is the corporate parent of Bodhi Manda Zen Center. The current Board of Trustees are:
Jay Coghlan (PRESIDENT)
Ian ZEDALIS (SECRETARY)
Dr. Louis Trost, MD (DIRECTOR)
Dr. Louis Troste, MD grew up in Oklahoma and moved to Albuquerque, NM with his wife in 1990 to practice Family Medicine. Over the past 25 years of medical practice he has served on several committees. In particular, he co-chaired a large committee on care of patients with epilepsy. He started practice at the Bodhi Mandala Zen Center in 1973.
Talia Michelle (DIRECTOR)
HUNTER FLOURNOY (DIRECTOR)
Tom Brennan (DIRECTOR)
Tom Brennan holds an A.S. in Chemistry from the Florida Institute of Technology, a B.S. in Biochemistry from Monmouth College, and an M.S. in Material Science from Steven’s Institute of Technology. He has published more than 120 articles and holds twelve patents issued and pending.