Sensei Al Rapaport has practiced and taught Zen for almost 50 years. He studied with Kozan Roshi, Maezumi Roshi, and Genpo Roshi until receiving Dharma Transmission from Shuzen Sensei in 2008. As President of Open Mind Productions, Al produced the first Yoga Journal Conferences as well as the Buddhism in America Conferences from 1996 until 2001. He is author of Open Mind Zen: A Guide to Meditation, and currently serves as Director of Open Mind Zen Meditation Center and MBSR Florida in Melbourne, Florida. Sensei is a member of the White Plum Asangha, the American Zen Teachers Association and the Lay Zen Teachers Association.