Jushin Morrow worked twelve years as a special education teacher serving schools in NYC and Connecticut, specifically with students impacted my mental and behavioral health needs. Prior to becoming a teacher, Jushin spent several years working as an actor in regional theatre. He has a B.A. in Fine Arts, an M.S. in teaching from Pace University, and M.A. in Pastoral Care and Counseling from New York Theological Seminary and NYZCCC. Jushin comes to Zen practice from a background in contemplative Christianity having been introduced to Zen from the writings of Christian monastic, Thomas Merton. He is a formal Zen student serving as Jisha to his teacher, Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison. Jushin lives in Warwick, NY with his wife, Rev. Jennifer Morrow and his daughters, Claire and Lydia.