Ben Connelly

Ben Connelly is a Soto Zen teacher and Dharma heir in the Katagiri lineage. He also teaches mindfulness in a wide variety of secular contexts including police and corporate training, correctional facilities, and addiction recovery and wellness groups. 

Ben is based at Minnesota Zen Meditation Center and travels to teach across the United States, and is the author for Wisdom Publications of Inside the Grass Hut, Inside Vasubandhu's Yogacara, and Mindfulness and Intimacy. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Zen teaches that "enlightenment is Intimacy with all things". Ben Connelly beautifully articulates that a worthwhile spiritual practice—a worthwhile journey through all our triumphs and travails; indeed, a worthwhile human life—is cultivating an intimacy with all things.

—Larry Yang, author of Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community

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