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Reverend Seiho Morris is an ordained Rinzai Zen Buddhist priest and monk who has formally trained and practiced in the tradition for over three decades. Rev. Seiho's entire dharma and tokūdō name Mūdō Seīhō (無道清峰), holds the meaning given by his teacher Genjo Marinello Roshi: "The Empty Flow of the universe in action upon the Clear Peak." Rev. Seiho has also received formal training, multiple empowerments, and formal vows from Vajra master Lodrö Rinpoché in the Nyingma and Sakya lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.


Rev. Seiho offers workshops and immersion Zen retreats, Recovery intensives, talks, and one-on-one mentorship related to addiction. He also provides in-person and online seminars regarding "Cultural bias, Racism, Otherism, and Caste.  This includes leading and facilitating the monthly "Racial Solidarity Sangha," in affiliation with the Zen Studies Society, of which he is a member, as a part of their ongoing "Engaged Buddhism" initiatives.


Toward this end, Rev. Seiho has developed a framework for applying the Four Noble Truths, and Eightfold Path, within a specifically revised expression of Twelve Step principles. This offers the opportunity to cultivate healthy responses to oppression that can be confusing, disorienting, and exhausting to deal with, to encourage the awakening of our inherent Universal Identity of Loving Presence, otherwise known as Buddha-nature, to meet our given challenges in ways that are meaningful for the given individual. Rev. Seiho has been published in two anthologies, Zen Conversations, Afrikan Wisdom, and other Buddhist publications.


Rev. Seiho has been in long-term recovery from addiction for 35 years. He is a former addictions counselor, program director, and facility administrator. He is currently on the senior administrative staff of a behavioral health facility in Maryland. He supports the ethos of "Being in the village of our life with helping hands, that we might be a jigsaw puzzle piece, reducing suffering. 

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