Taisan Joe Galewsky


VDZS co-founder Taisan (Great Mountain) Joe Galewsky has been practicing Soto Zen in theRevJoe lineage of Suzuki roshi for over 20 years and was ordained as a priest by Zoketsu Norman Fischer in 2010. He lived at San Francisco Zen Center’s City Center for 6 years and completed two 90-day monastic training periods at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. He is a climate scientist at the University of New Mexico.

Due to many current pressing family and professional obligations, Joe participates when he can.