Sensei Frank Seisho Diaz, Ph.D, is the director and current spiritual leader of Open Mind Zen Indiana. Seisho received dharma transmission from Roshi Fusho Rapaport in 2021. He is also a member of the Lay Zen Teachers Association. He began studying Zen at Tallahassee’s Cypress Tree Zen Center in 1994. Along with teaching Zen, he is also founder and former Director of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Wellness and Pedagogy (MBWP), and leads mindfulness workshops for teachers, artists, and the general public across the United States. He is on the faculty at Indiana University, where he teaches and conducts research on mindfulness in performing arts and education.
Roshi Al Fusho Rapaport has practiced and taught Zen for nearly 50 years. He studied with Kozan Roshi, Maezumi Roshi, and Genpo Roshi until receiving Dharma Transmission from Shuzen Sensei in 2008. As President of Open Mind Productions, Al produced the first Yoga Journal Conferences as well as the Buddhism in America Conferences. He is author of Open Mind Zen: A Guide to Meditation, and currently serves as Director of Open Mind Zen Meditation Center and MBSR Florida in Melbourne, Florida. Roshi is a member of the White Plum Asangha, the American Zen Teachers Association and the Lay Zen Teachers Association.