Ji Hyang Padma

Ji Hyang Padma

Ji Hyang Padma has combined an academic career with her vocation as a spiritual teacher. Ji Hyang served as Director of Spirituality & Education as well as a Buddhist chaplain at Wellesley College for fourteen years. Additionally, she has served as a meditation teacher at Harvard University, Boston University, Babson College, Esalen Institute and Omega Institute.

Ji Hyang Padma has done intensive Zen training and teaching in Asia and North America for 20 years. She has completed several 90-day intensive retreats in Korea and North America. Ji Hyang has also served as Director and Abbot of Cambridge Zen Center, one of the largest Zen Centers in the country.

Ji Hyang holds a doctorate in psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology/Sofia University. Her dissertation research focused on consciousness & healing, through the lens of traditional Buddhist healing practices. She currently serves as Director of the Comparative Religion & Philosophy Program at the California Institute for Human Science.

Ji Hyang’s recent writing has been published in Education as Transformation, Our Neighbor's Faith: Stories of Interfaith Encounters, Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work, and From Text to Life: Religious Resources for Inter-religious Engagement. Her first book, Zen Practices for Transformative Times, was released by Quest Books in 2013.

In her private practice, Ji Hyang integrates Eastern and Western psychology with indigenous and core shamanic healing and energy psychology to support the client’s healing into the fullness of joy and wisdom.

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