Yoshin David Radin is abbot and founder of the Ithaca Zen Center, where he has taught for the past forty years. Yoshin began Zen practice in 1976 with Joshu Sasaki Roshi. He was ordained a monk in 1983 and an Oshō in 1989. He leads regular sesshin at the Ithaca Zen Center as well as at Rinzai-ji Zen Center in Los Angeles. His writings have been published in Tricycle magazine, and turned into songs or spoken poems which were released in four collections, Love Songs of a Zen Monk, May It Be So, Deathbed Lullaby, and I Am With You.