MEET OUR STAFF
Frank De Waele Roshi is a Dharma successor of Genno Pagès Roshi and Bernie Glassman Roshi and qualified Zen teacher in the White Plum Soto Zen tradition of the late Taizan Maezumi Roshi. Frank Roshi lives in Ghent at the Zen Sangha zendo, where he works fulltime as a Zen teacher in residence. He takes on the spiritual guidance and the priestly functions, gives Dharma teachings and is responsible for the training of the lay practitioners.
Mikko Ijäs, Ph.D., is a Finnish visual artist, researcher and a zen student of Roshi Frank. Mikko is one of the coordinators and organizers of the Peacemakers Finland. He currently holds an Associate researcher position at the Human Evolutionary Biology department of the Harvard University in Cambridge, USA.
MAIJA MYOSHO IJÄS
Maija Myosho Ijäs is a Finnish composer, musician, singer, vocal coach and a zen student of Roshi Egyoku from Zen Center of Los Angeles (ZCLA). Maija is one of the coordinators and organizers of the Peacemakers Finland.
Reverend Maika Vuori is a Lutheran pastor and currently working as a parish leader in Pitäjänmäki Church in Western Helsinki. Maika holds a Master’s degree on Theology of religions from University of Helsinki. She is one of the founding members of the Peacemakers Finland.