Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison

Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMIN, cofounded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, the first Zen-based organization to offer fully accredited ACPE clinical chaplaincy training in the United States. Koshin is the academic advisor for the Buddhist students in the Master’s in Pastoral Care and Counseling program at New York Theological Seminary, is a faculty member of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, and is a visiting professor at the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, of the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston Medical School. He has served as codirector of contemplative care services for the department of integrative medicine and as the chaplaincy supervisor for the pain and palliative care department at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, where he also served on the medical ethics committee. Koshin is the coeditor of Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End of Life Care, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, PBS, Tricycle, and other media outlets. He began his formal Zen training in 1987, and he is a recognized Soto Zen teacher by the American Zen Teachers Association, White Plum Asanga, and Soto Zen Buddhist Association.

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