What Makes Us Different


Our Director, Sensei Al Fusho Rapaport, has been practicing almost 50 years and has decades of teaching experience. Trained by some of the greatest masters of our time, he has worked with thousands worldwide and is considered an expert in Zen koan analysis and practice. Sensei received Dharma Transmission in the White Plum Asangha, and is a Certified Breathwork Facilitator as well as a master of the Zen Dialogue method. In addition, our Assistant Teachers have training in psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation and yoga, which creates a well-rounded group of instructors.


Open Mind Zen training is designed to touch every aspect of your life, and includes methods which can help in your work, relationships and meditation. We are a lay practice, which means there are no priests or monks, just lay people practicing together to discover clarity and joy.


Our methods provide structure and support in the form of regular group meetings, private sessions with an experienced teacher and connecting via Skype for those at a distance. Our teachers are always available for counseling when necessary.