Emyo Seien N. Darlene Tartaryn
Winnipeg and Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
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 other valued teachers in the Karma Kagyu Namgyal lineage in Canada.
In the Zen tradition she has taken Jukai and in 2014 was 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 meditation programs, instructed Applied Counselling for Red River College Gimli Campus for seven years, maintains a private counseling and embodiment-based expressive arts and psychotherapy practice, and enjoys being married with four wonderful, now adult, children.