Hi! I’m Tasshin! 🙏

I trained at the Monastic Academy from 2015-2017, and from 2018-2021. I left MAPLE to explore some new interests and opportunities, and am excited to see what’s next! My current interests include meditation, therapy, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Zhan Zhuang, productivity, and strategy. 

My name, Tasshin (達真) means to reach or achieve truth. You can pronounce it “toss shin” (that’s the Americanized pronunciation) or “toss sheen” (the Japanese pronunciation). I received this name in 2018, when I took bodhisattva vows with my teachers Shinzen Young and Soryu Forall.

My Writing

I write about meditation, Buddhism, productivity, strategy, and more.

Here are the blog posts and resources that I think are my best:



  • I recently left the Monastic Academy after nearly three wonderful years training  there (my second training period at MAPLE – the first was two years and two months from 2015 to 2018). I’m taking some time to consider what’s next and to explore some interests, including Buddhist teachings, psychological healing and methods, and movement-based contemplative practices like Zhan Zhuang.
  • I started a YouTube channel and am posting podcast interviews and vlog updates there.
  • I am leading an online course, Build A Meditation Habit!
  • I am also leading free weekly guided metta / loving kindness meditations on Zoom on Saturday evenings.


Feel free to reach out or say hi on Twitter (@tasshinfogleman) or by email ([email protected]).