Teshin Matthew Sweger is the abbot and teacher at the North Carolina Zen Center. He began Zen practice at the Rochester Zen Center in 1993 and continued his training at Windhorse Zen Community in Asheville, NC. He was ordained as a Buddhist priest in 2004 by Roshi Lawson Sachter and later sanctioned to teach by Roshi Sevan Ross. He served as the Buddhist Chaplain for the University of Rochester for 5 years and continues his work as a licensed psychotherapist and carpenter.
Teshin and his wife Dana relocated to Pittsboro in 2017 to take up residence at the NCZC.
The North Carolina Zen Center is overseen by the Board of Directors. We are:
Richard McGough, President
Leigh Hall, Treasurer
Scott Durso, Secretary
The general operations of the Center are managed by several committees.
The Practice Committee
Kim Young, Member
Joe Kenlan, Member
Facilities and Finances Committee
Matt Young, Chair
Leigh Hall, Member
Scott Durso, Chair
Neal Oldham, Member