^Before founding Great Vow she was the founder of Larch Mountain Zen Center, also in the Portland area, and prior to that she and Hogen were longtime residents of the LA Zen Center, founded by Maezumi Roshi. Chozen is a pediatrician specializing in child abuse, founded a child abuse clinic in Portland (called CARES) and has lectured on the subject throughout the U.S. and internationally. She is the author of several books. Kosho Uchiyama, Thomas Wright, Jisho Cary Warner, Shohaku Okumura (2004). Opening the hand of thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice. Wisdom Publications. ISBN0861713575.