In 1981 Darlene stepped fully into Buddha Dharma as a student of Theravadin lay monk Kema Ananda and since his passing has been a student of valued teachers in the Karma Kagyu Namgyal lineage in Canada. In the Zen tradition she has taken Jukai and in 2014 has been ordained as a Priest by 83rd Zen Patriarch Jun Po Denis Kelly into the Rinzai Zen Hollow Bones order and given the names Emyo Seien (Gift of Clarity/ Pure Circle). Over the years Darlene has woven Integral Theory into her life and practice. She has facilitated spiritually oriented groups and facilitated meditation programs, instructed Applied Counseling for Red River College Gimli Campus, maintains a private counseling and somatically based expressive psychotherapy practice, and enjoys being married with four wonderful, now adult, children.
Darlene Tataryn, Ph.D