Pro. Michael Roehm

Michael Roehm was the facilitator of the Sutta Study Group (now the Washington, DC, Buddhist Studies Group) at the Washington Buddhist Vihara for 17 years. His Buddhist affiliations and activities have focused on both the Theravada and (Korean and Soto/Caodong) Zen traditions. A former monk in Sri Lanka and Korea, where he was a student of Zen Master Kusan Sunim, he was also a founding member of the Washington Buddhist Vihara and Bhavana Society, and a cofounder of the Lotus Lantern International Buddhist Center (Seoul, Korea) and the Buddhist Fellowship of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, VA. He is a lay student in the Mountain and Rivers Order of Zen Mountain Monastery and member of the Board of Directors of Buddhist Global Relief. He is also a facilitator in the Alternatives to Violence Program (AVP) at the Maryland Correctional Institution, Hagerstown. Now retired from American University in Washington, DC, he lives in Williamsport, MD.