Clear Mind School
Seiju Bob Mammoser is the abbot and resident osho (priest) at Albuquerque
A Chicago native and graduate of Northwestern University, Seiju
began training with Kyozan Joshu Sasaki, Roshi, in 1974 at Mt. Baldy
Zen Center in southern California. He underwent monk ordination
in 1978 and in 1980 was appointed vice abbot of the Bodhi Manda
Zen Center in Jemez Springs, N.M. He was ordained an osho in 1984.
Seiju founded AZC in the fall of 1989, moving into a cramped residence
in the new Zen center's rented quarters and initiating a regular
schedule of daily zazen, dharma talks, discussion groups and zazenkai
(all-day sittings). Seiju began each day with predawn zazen, chanting,
and formal tea. Then he was off to his day job. Evenings found him
back in the zendo leading sitting periods.
Seiju today is able to devote his full attention to the Zen center,
thanks to support from the sangha. As one of Joshu Roshi’s
senior students, he continues to study with Roshi as part of his
ongoing work and commitment to practice. As a teacher in his own
right, Seiju has also ordained two lay monks, Jundo Steven A. Slusher
(2005) and Zenshin Michael Haederle (2007).
Seiju is the father of twin sons, Kai and Gigen.