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Zen Buddhist center opens in Honesdale

Alan Cooper, director of the Zen Center of Wayne County, has over 40 years of practice in meditation and the study of Zen Buddhism.

Once a person has been practicing a while, he or she can have private interviews with Cooper on a one-to-one basis. Cooper is an authorized teacher of Zen.

There is a listing of events on the group’s website which is The group’s email is
Cooper and Morris, both published poets, moved to Honesdale recently and intend to make it their permanent home while maintaining an office in Manhattan, where they will continue to meet clients three days a week.

Morris, a licensed psychoanalyst, maintains offices in both Honesdale and Manhattan and is a supervisor and faculty member of the Institute for Expressive Analysis in New York City. Morris sees clients on Fridays in her office on Court Street in Honesdale, 570/251-7800. She is the author of several clinical studies that have been published in The Psychoanalytic Review, and has been nominated for the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalytic 2010 Gravida Award.

Cooper, also a licensed psychoanalyst, served as the dean of training at the National Association of Psychoanalysis where he is a clinical supervisor. The author of several books on Zen, he is currently preparing for the priesthood in the Soto Zen tradition. He maintains a private psychoanalytic practice in Manhattan.