Marilyn’s Background 

Marilyn Myo-O has an extensive background in the performing arts, including choreography, opera, vocal improvisation, performance art and story-telling. She is also trained in a number of body-mind practices, including Qi Gong and Body Mind Centering™. She is the originator of VoiceWork™, a body-based voice training, which she offers in private practice and she has taught at several colleges and universities. In addition, she has given voice healings at Pathways, a complementary healing center in Minneapolis, Minnesota over two decades.

Practicing intensively in the Zen and Vipassana Buddhist traditions, Myo-O has been continuously working to deepen her insight for more than thirty-five years. In 2000 she was ordained in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition with the name Ryugin Myo-O which means “Dragon Song, Subtle Working”. She is affiliated with Hokyoji Zen Practice Community in southeastern Minnesota under the direction of Rev. Dokai Ron Georgesen. She has taught at Clouds in Water Zen Center in St. Paul and at the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in Minneapolis, and for the past fifteen years she has lectured in many settings, from Unitarian Societies to maximum security prisons. She has recently completed a year-long chaplain residency at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and is currently working as a chaplain at Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

Marilyn Myo-O is also available to perform wedding and commitment ceremonies as well as funerals and memorial services.More on Spiritual Mentoring page>

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