Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei, Ph.D

Rev. Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei, is an ordained Soto Zen priest and transmitted teacher in the Soto Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki and Dainin Katagiri; he is a member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association and the American Zen Teachers Association. He has studied and practiced in both the Soto and Rinzai Zen traditions; co-founder, director, guiding teacher: Two Rivers Zen Community in Narrowsburg, NY; founder, Realizational Practice Studies Group, N.Y.C.; former dean of training: National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP), where he is a senior member; award-winning author: Zen Insight, Psychoanalytic Action: Two Arrows Meeting (2019), The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter (2010).

Seiso Sensei maintains a private contemplative psychotherapy practice in Manhattan and in Narrowsburg, NY, and he has presented his work on Buddhism and psychoanalysis internationally. He currently organizes, facilitates, and leads silent retreats nationally.