Our Teacher

Jack Duffy

Jack Duffy was given permission to teach by Robert Aitken Roshi in January, 1992, and was given independent teaching status and the title of Roshi in the formal Transmission Ceremony five years later. Jack had been a student of Aitken Roshi since 1981 and has studied with other teachers, including Joan Rieck and Thich Nhat Hanh. 

Robert Aitken and Jack Duffy

He brings his roles of spouse, father and psychotherapist, as well as years of endangered species work and wilderness wanderings, to his teaching.