Chigen Finney holds a Ph.D. in sociology
UC Berkeley and an MFA in painting from Pratt
in New York.
He taught at the University
Vermont for over twenty before moving to Los
in 1995, where he currently paints and writes.
began his Zen studies in 1984 with Roshi
Daido Loori, Abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery
New York State.
In 2000 Dr. Finney was ordained
a Senior in his lineage by Sensei Jitsudo Ancheta.
has also studied with Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot of
the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Sensei Musai Walter,
guiding teacher at the Prajna Zendo in Lamy, New Mexico. He has
also attended numerous Vipassana retreats. He is an
active member of the Great Mountain Zen Center (see links) in Lafayette,
Colorado, where he is currently studying with Roshi Gerry Shishin Wick.