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Jissan Larry Christensen is a Zen teacher with the Ordinary Mind Zen School, currently leading the Zen Center of Portland in Oregon. A Dharma heir of Charlotte Joko Beck, Christensen was ordained a priest at the Zen Center of Los Angeles by Taizan Maezumi-roshi in 1976 and served as his personal attendant. Christensen is also a licensed psychoanalyst and member of both the American Zen Teachers Association and the Soto Zen Buddhist Association of North America.
Larry has been teacher at the Zen Center of Portland since 1997.