Our discussion addresses concepts and practices related to traumatic stress, especially in combat veterans. We will discuss the nature of trauma and the types of Zen practices that may be employed to heal its effects.
Roshi Harvey Daiho Hibert is an ordained Soto Zen priest and the founding abbot of the Order of Clear Mind Zen and a leader of the Zen community in southern New Mexico. Daiho Roshi received Shukke Tokudo in the year 2000 and received Dharma Transmission in 2005. He began studying Zen in 1966 after being shot in the head in combat in Vietnam. He was featured in a documentary on Vietnam Veterans that aired on both National Public Radio and PBS station KRWG-TV. You can also learn more about his story on the Story Corps page, as well as his YouTube Channel. Daiho Roshi holds a Masters and Ph.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University and is a Mensa member. He is also an accomplished painter, teacher, and psychotherapist.