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Angie studied with Kobun while she was raising three sons, being a wife and writing poetry.  He called her an enlightened housewife. For twelve years of her practice with him, she served as a teacher and director at Jikoji, a retreat center she helped to establish with Kobun in the Santa Cruz mountains. For some years she led retreats as a visiting teacher in Colorado, New Mexico, Austria and Switzerland at temples established by Kobun. She is the Founding Teacher of Floating Zendo where, since 1999, she has shared countless dharma talks and Sutra studies with Sangha members and led many sesshins. With her agile mind and total presence she has helped students deepen their practice of zazen and their understanding of the Dharma. In 2019, Angie retired from fixed teaching schedules. Her dharma heirs in the Bay area, John Lowney and Carolyn Dille, continue to support the Floating Zendo Sangha.

More about Angie can be found on Wikipedia.  To contact Angie email [email protected]


  • Boissevain, Angie. A Drum of Bone a Whistle of Silver, Poems by Angie Boissevain, Santa Cruz, CA: Hummingbird Press. 2019. (available from author and Jikoji Zen Center)
  • “Ganji’s Family,” in The Hidden Lamp, Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women.  2013.  (Available from Amazon).
  • “A Few Words About Practice”, Seeds of Virtue, Seeds of Change. 2014. (Available here.)
  • Poems “Notes from Here” (Angie’s Poetry Book, Available from author.)
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