Big Mind Facilitation Training

This listing is an acknowledgement of completion by these practitioners of the initial 18 days of training in the use of the Big Mind Process with Genpo Roshi, its founder and creator, and that they are committed to remain aligned with Roshi through continued training. Some of them have also studied extensively with him, engaged in years of Zen study as well as Big Mind Big Heart retreats, and continued to demonstrate a commitment to the ongoing evolution of the Big Mind Big Heart Process.

In working with groups or individuals, these practitioners agree to observe the following conditions:

  1. That Genpo Roshi be acknowledged as the creator of the process and they state in promotional materials or text describing the event that they are “using the Big Mind process created and developed by Genpo Roshi.”
  2. That they use the Big Mind process only within their profession or work rather than offering Big Mind workshops; and that the title of the event is something other than a Big Mind event.
  3. And, only Roshi may train Big Mind Facilitators.

For those interested in studying and learning more about themselves through the use of Big Mind, we recommend Roshi’s personal live teachings and the volumes of DVDs, which can be found under the Store tab on this website, as well as other teachings on this site.

This listing of practitioners is not an endorsement or accreditation.  (Practitioners who have been accredited by Genpo Roshi as Certified Big Mind Facilitators are marked with an asterisk * below, and listed here.)  Big Mind, Inc., cannot make assurances that the qualifications or services of any individual would be suitable for the needs of a particular individual. Users of this directory understand and agree that Big Mind, Inc., is neither liable nor responsible for any actions of those using or choosing to list in this directory.


Zoe Adler  Salt Lake City, Utah Student since: 2013

Kamie Buddemeier * Marshfield, Wisconsin Student since: 2006

Brian Byg  Dayton, Ohio Student since: 2010

Denis Criado *   Madrid, Spain Student since: 2009

Maria Lena Dabrowski   Vienna, Austria  Student since:

Mark Esterman *   Salt Lake City, Utah  Student since: 2003

Achim Feige  Vienna, Austria/Germany Student since: 2011

Marci Forand  Dusseldorf, Germany Student since: 1989

Blane Friest  New York City, New York Student since: 2010

Bruce Gardiner  Hillsdale, New York Student since: 2007

Joe Hakim *  Boulder Creek, California Student since: 2008

Birgitte Gorm Hansen  Copenhagen, Denmark Studying since:

Fiona Hayes *Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland Studying since:  

Santiago Jimenez  Bogota, Colombia Student since: 2010

Charlotte Juul *  Copenhagen, Denmark Student since:

Rein Kaales     Pocatello, Idaho     Student since: 1983

Asger Freltoft Knudsen     Copenhagen, Denmark     Student since: 2014

Dan Landgré     Lund,  Sweden     Student since: 2004

Herly Llerena  Lima, Peru Student since: 2014

Micheline Marcoux *  Montreal, Canada Student since: 2009

David Meggyesy  Nordland, Washington Student since: 2008

Brent Mitchell *  San Diego, California  Student since: 1999

Peter Neuhaus  Bern, Switzerland Student since: 2017

Philip Oude-Vrielink *  Melbourne, Australia Student since: 2006

John Quigley *  San Francisco, California Student since: 2009

Rod Saunders  Reno/Las Vegas, Nevada Student since: 2004

Mary Ellen Sloan *  Salt Lake City, Utah Student since: 2001

Daniela Solzbacher   Salt Lake City, Utah  Student since: 2006

Paul Thielking *   Salt Lake City, Utah Student since:  1999

Mark de L. Thompson   Austin, Texas   Student since: 2006

Rob Velek *  Vancouver, BC, Canada Student since: 2008

Christian von Wolkahof *   Dusseldorf, Germany Student since: 1989

*  Certified Big Mind Facilitator  (Read more)

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