Gregory Abels’ life work has been devoted to excellence in the theatre and communicating the Dharma.
Fifty-three years ago Mr. Abels began his theatre studies, leading to a fulsome and adventurous career as an actor in New York, followed by many years as a regionally — and internationally — recognized stage director and master teacher of acting. Intense training in his other discipline, Zen, began later, and in 2006 he was empowered as a Sensei (Zen Teacher) in the White Plum Lineage of Taizan Maezumi. He is now Co-Resident Teacher of Still Mind Zendo in Manhattan. His practice of the craft of poetry recently led to a published collection of his poems, Never Something Else: Poems from the Eye of Zen.