Rev. Tom Kian Senegeto
Kian is a Senior Student of Roshi Paul Genki Kahn and a newly ordained Zen Buddhist Priest. He is also a Christian Zen Minister and a member of the Federation of Christian Ministers.
Kian has been a hospice volunteer for the past four years, visiting patients in their homes, hospitals and care facilities. Three years ago he was certified by the MISS Foundation as a Traumatic Grief Counselor and is currently working with parents who have suffered the loss of a child.
John Reizan Peterman
Reizan has been involved with Buddhism for over 40 years, studying many books, doing some Vipassana practice and attending a number of retreats since 1975 and then developing a more disciplined Zen practice 12 years ago, sitting and studying with Roshi Genki Kahn. In 2011 he became a Dharma Holder in the Zen Garland lineage. He recently retired from many years of serving on the High Mountain Crystal Lake - Zen Garland Board of Directors. He enjoys using his background in philosophy to study and discuss Buddhist texts and commentaries and to expand his practice.
Reizan recently retired after 37 years of teaching philosophy and humanities at William Paterson University. He enjoys exploring a wide range of spiritual exercises including hiking, cross country skiing, yoga, gardening and music. As a former long distance runner, he is intrigued by the relation/union of the mind and the body.
Allen Tetsudo Broadman
Allen's encounter with Zen Buddhism began over 20 years ago with his reading of The Three Pillars of Zen by Roshi Philip Kapleau. He has been a practicing Zen Buddhist student since 1996 when he joined the Rochester Zen Center, where he still attends week-long retreats and is a contributing author to the center's quarterly publication "Zen Bow."
Over the years he has practiced at various centers including Zen Mountain Monastery, Springwater Center, and with Roshi Paul Genki Kahn at Zen Garland. Allen has helped teach meditation to beginners seeking introductions to Zen Buddhism, as well as in secular settings, to high school and college students.
Allen currently teaches Digital Media Literacy to middle school students at Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, NY. He is a certified hospice volunteer and is also enrolled in a graduate program in Sociology at William Paterson University, earning a master’s degree. He is the father of two sons, one in college and one in high school.
John Mitsudo Mancuso
John Mitsudo Mancuso has been a member the Zen Garland Community since 2011 and is a senior student of Monika Genmitsu Kahn Roshi. He holds master’s degrees in scripture, pastoral counseling and Social Work and a post-graduate certificate in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
His work experience includes a private psychotherapy practice, more than three decades of work with underserved NYC communities and serving as the executive director of a non-profit helping youth from poor neighborhoods. His Zen practices culminate and deepen a life-long exploration of Christian, Buddhist and secular contemplative traditions. He currently works exclusively in his private psychotherapy practice in Rockland County, NY.