Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, is a Founding Director of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He is on the clinical staff of the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute and in private practice, where he sees individuals, couples, and groups. Koshin is currently a Jungian Analyst Candidate at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association. Since 2002, he has led the weekly meditation practice at Beth Israel’s Continuum Center for Health & Healing. Koshin began Zen practice in 1988, and he is a Senior Student and novice Soto Zen Buddhist priest under Roshi Enkyo O’Hara, at the Village Zendo. He teaches workshops on meditation, grief and loss, contemplative care, and addiction and spirituality in a variety of settings from public school classrooms to corporations.