Lawrence Grecco

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Joined: 01/20/2011
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Lawrence is an authorized Zen teacher and an lay Zen Buddhist monk. He was ordained in the Korean Zen tradition as represented by the Five Mountain Zen Order as well as the Vietnamese lineage of Ven. Dr. Thich Thien-An. He received inka from Wonji Dharma, his teacher and the founder of Five Mountain Zen. In addition, Lawrence received authorization as a dharma teacher from the Interdependence Project, a secular Buddhist center in New York City, where he served for four years as a meditation teacher. 

He was a counselor with the Long Island Crisis Center for close to a decade. In conjunction with the Lineage Project, he taught meditation to at-risk and incarcerated teenagers. He is the founder and guiding teacher of Open Sky Zen which meets regularly in Manhattan.

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