Jim Wilson is the Director of Sutra Salon, a group of Buddhist practitioners in Sebastopol, CA. He has practiced Buddhism as both a monastic and lay person for 30 years in a variety of traditions, including Zen, Theravada, Dzog Chen, and Nichiren. He is the former Abbot of the Chogye Zen Buddhist Temple in New York. More recently he was the Buddhist Chaplain at a prison for the criminally insane. He was also Manager and Co-Founder of Many Rivers Books and Tea, a spiritual bookstore in Sebastapol.