About Paul Gyodo, Sensei

Paul Gyodo Agostinelli, Sensei is Founder and Spiritual Leader of Eon Zen Center. He received Dharma Transmission in 2015, after 25 years of Zen practice, from his teachers Shishin Wick Roshi and Roshi Shinko Perez, founders of the Great Mountain Zen Center. Gyodo Sensei has long and intimate experience with the main Zen practice styles of koan (Rinzai) and shikantaza (Soto), as well as the Great Heart Way path developed by his teachers. He is on the Adjunct Faculty at Naropa University, where he teaches Zen.  

Gyodo Sensei received a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Dartmouth College and a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Chicago, and has had a long career as an Internet Technology entrepreneur, co-founding and running multiple companies. He has held executive positions with three tech startups, most recently as CEO. In his professional life, he believes that true corporate and team success only happens when inner divisions -- of attention, heart and identification -- are healed through the practice of presence.

Eon Zen is a member of the White Plum Asanga, the teaching lineage founded by Taizan Maezumi Roshi in Los Angeles in 1967.