Christopher “SanShin” RussellResident Manager

    Christopher was Head of Communications at the Monastic Academy in Vermont, and was involved in organizing and speaking at community events, facilitating internal and external communication, capturing and editing audio and photography, and representing the organization at conferences and symposiums.

    He received the name SanShin and sash from Soryu Forall and Shinzen Young and has trained at the Blue Lotus Temple in Illinois, Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon and Monastic Academy in Vermont. Christopher’s culinary experience started in kitchens around Chicago and further developed at the Monastic Academy in Vermont, a residential meditation and leadership training center. He is happy cooking vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, paleo, keto, and more.