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John Garrie, later known as John Garrie Roshi, was a British actor who later became a respected teacher of Zen Buddhism. Born in 1924, he died in Taunton, Somerset on 22 September 1999 at the age of 75.
As an actor, John Garrie played  minor roles in a number of British television shows during the 1960s and 1970s, including The Avengers, Z-Cars and UFO. He was also a bartender at the Rovers Return Inn in the drama Coronation Street for one episode (Christmas Day, 1963). In the episode of Danger Man entitled Koroshi, he played the role of an "Old Japanese Man" which foreshadows his later career as a teacher of Zen.
John Garrie Roshi's teaching drew on several traditions including Zen, Theravadan, Tibetan Buddhism as well as Taoism and martial arts. He described the mindfulness practice he taught as "Sati", drawing heavily from concepts within Theravadan Buddhist Satipatthana training. He founded the Sati Society which was generally based in the West Country.
Many of the talks he gave during Satipatthana 'Workshops' were taped and these recordings are available. A collection of his writings was published in print in 1998 under the title The Way is Without Flaw, and published in PDF format in 2009.