2024 Gathering

2024 Gathering of GenX Buddhist Teachers

June 5-9, 2024 (Wed pm to Sun am)

Great Vow Zen Monastery

Clatskanie, Oregon (75 minutes from Portland)

$100 Registration Fee, and that’s it! Room, food, and local transportation are all covered.

Scholarships for travel and registration fee will be available for monastics and teachers from non-dominant groups. Do not let the financial be an obstacle!

PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS: To apply for approval to attend the 2024 gathering, click here. (Event registration is sent once you are approved.) Due: September 1st, 2023.

CURRENT MEMBERS & ALREADY-ADMITTED APPLICANTS: You do not need to apply for membership again. To register for the next gathering, please wait for registration to open here on August 15th. Gathering registration closes May 15, 2024.

More information and registration coming soon!


Jun 1, 2023New member application period begins (Round 1 of 2)
Aug 15, 2023Gathering (event) registration opens for current members and previously admitted applicants
Sept 1, 2023New member applications and recommendation letters due
Oct 15, 2023Acceptance letters sent to new member applicants.
Oct 15, 2023Gathering (event) registration for newly admitted applicants opens. Admitted applicants may now participate in the Teacher-to-Teacher online program.
Nov 1, 2023New member application period begins (Round 2 of 2)
Mar 1, 2024New member applications and recommendation letters due
May 1, 2024Acceptance letters sent to new member applicants.
May 1, 2024Gathering (event) registration opens for newly admitted applicants. Admitted applicants may now participate in the Teacher-to-Teacher online program.
May 15, 2024Gathering (event) registration closes

Planning Committee

Shingaku (真岳) Jenny Henderson is a Tendai Buddhist Priest. She lives in Springfield, MA and has been leading Winding Path Sangha since 2011.

Shundo David Haye is a priest in the San Francisco Zen Center lineage of Suzuki Roshi. Originally from England, he spent fifteen years in residential practice, including five years of monastic training at Tassajara. These days he teaches out in the world, and leads regular mindful hikes around San Francisco.

Stephanie Tate is the Guiding Teacher for All Star Dharma Collective based in San Francisco, CA.  She has been teaching since 2006 in the Vipassana tradition.  She has also founded groups in San Jose, CA and Toledo, OH.  In addition to nonsecular teaching, she has worked in a secular capacity of corporations, incarcerated youth (Mind Body Awareness and the Toledo Juvenile Justice System) as well as hospitals and corporations.

Laura Jomon Martin is a transmitted lay Zen teacher in the White Plum lineage. Her career has been in social work since 1993, primarily in community mental health.  She is currently an LCSW in private practice, specializing in issues faced by healthcare workers

The boldness of the support and vision fostered by the GenX Buddhist Teachers Sangha gatherings helped Lama Rod Owens and I make the decision to create Bhumisparsha in 2017 while at the gathering in Crestone. Since then, especially during the COVID pandemic, we have been able to provide vital support and creative turning of the dharma wheel for hundreds of people around the world when it was most needed in ways that are restorative, healing, and uniquely empowering. –Lama Justin von Bujdoss, Vajrayana

2017 Gathering at Blazing Mountain Retreat Center, CO