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Allen Broadman

A long-time Zen practitioner and recent blogger

Hello! I'm a long-time practitioner of Zen Buddhism living in Northern New Jersey and I'd like to help people encounter Zen practice and other activities that help with finding increasing clarity in our lives. Navigating this complex world is becoming more challenging than ever and we all could use better insight into ourselves - who and what we are, and how the mind works.

Zen practice has been around for millennia. Not a few months or years like the latest New York Times bestseller on meditation or breathing. Not a few decades like the gym. Not even a few hundred years - we're talking over a thousand years. And it is part of a larger Buddhist practice tradition that extends back more than two thousand years. Zen practice is not a fad.


Because Zen practice and meditation have helped transform my life for the better, I want to share it with anyone interested in giving it a try, including total beginners. Trying only takes an open mind, some curiosity, and a small commitment of time and effort to just check it out. Where it goes from there, who knows? But it's so worth a shot.


I hope you'll give it a try.

Allen's Background

Allen is a long-time software developer and currently teaches Online Literacy at Green Meadow Waldorf School in New York State. You can find more background information at Allen's LinkedIn profile.

  • Has been practicing Zen for over 25 years and is a formal student of the spiritual directors of the Rochester Zen Center

  • Is a Dharma Holder and Assistant Teacher in the White Plum Asanga Zen lineage

  • Has taught Zen meditation to adults, college students, and high schoolers in both individual and group settings

  • Certified Practice Leader for Qigong and Tai Chi Easy by the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.

  • Allen was a public school teacher in New Jersey and a Teaching Assistant as a graduate student at Rutgers University.

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