Jan Chozen Bays, MD


Dr. Jan Chozen Bays is a pediatrician, a Zen meditation teacher, mother and wife. Since 1985 she has been the teacher for Zen Community of Oregon and in 2002 she helped found Great Vow Zen Monastery, where she is currently co-abbot. She has taught and lectured on mindful eating nationally and her book Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food was published by Shambhala in 2009. She has published articles on Zen and meditation in Tricycle and Buddhadharma magazine and is particularly involved in teaching how to use meditation to work with eating disorders and grief.