Jyoshin Stewart, MA, a life-long New Yorker, first came to the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care to practice zazen with Senseis Koshin Paley Ellison and Sensei Chodo Robert Campbell GC-C. In the midst of a life of service to public schools, public policy, and non-profit organizations, she found inspiration in the Zen Center’s practice of contemplative care. Deborah completed the Foundations in Contemplative Care program serving patients and staff at Lenox Hill Hospital. She completed four units in the Zen Center’s Clinical Pastoral Education, serving as a contemplative chaplain intern at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, and she formally studies Zen Buddhism with her Zen teacher, Sensei Koshin. She is co-steward of the NY Metro Circle of Zen Peacemakers and is a board member of the Hunts Point Alliance for Children. She received an MA in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Manhattan with her husband,  Jim Mintz, and always has a home for their children, Hannah and Jack.

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