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Tend the Root Session Two: Mind is Chief with Soryu Forall

  • Vermont Room, Hotel Coolidge 39 South Main Street White River Junction, VT, 05001 United States (map)

The Session of the CTP’s Tend the Root Talk Series will be offered by Soryu Forall, Founder and Guiding Teacher of the Center for Mindful Learning.

He writes: “The modern age demands that we accept the power of our minds. The great problems of the world today are created by human behaviors. These behaviors are caused by our minds. If we wish to save the world, we dedicate ourselves to the quest for insight into the nature of our minds.“

Tea and cookies provided. Donations encouraged. Registering participants will received readings and be eligible for induction into a Transformational Action Discussion Group.


Soryu Forall has spent more than two decades in intensive contemplative practice, most of it in monastic settings. He was ordained in 1998 by Zen Master Taigen Shodo Harada, abbot of Sogen monastery in Okayama Japan, where he trained for six years. He ran the Sariputta Buddhist Monastery in Bijapur, India from 2002-2004 and then traveled throughout India, Tibet and China visiting and studying at numerous monasteries. He works closely with Shinzen Young, and helped to create the Unified Mindfulness teaching system. He trained in traditional Native American traditions for several years. Soryu’s teachings are primarily informed by Buddhism, Unified Mindfulness, the spiritual paths of the Lakota and Abenaki, and the Quaker tradition of Christianity. He has brought mindfulness and Buddhist teachings to tens of thousands of people through pioneering Modern Mindfulness for Schools, Mind the Music, and the Monastic Academy. He’s also taught in business, academic, interfaith, and one-on-one settings. He founded the Center for Mindful Learning in 2011 and has grown it to be a broadly supported national non-profit with centers in Vermont and California. He holds a degree in Economics and Environmental Science from Williams College.

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CTP Singing Circle