Peter Szydlowski was ordained as a Zen priest by Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi at Jikoji. On those infrequent occasions when he gives a dharma talk at a Sunday program or sesshin, he tends to focus on zazen, "just sitting", or silence. He usually integrates an outdoor kinhin into the schedule. He was, after all, a National Park ranger for 16 years. He is still an avid hiker and traveler, a "grampa" of five, and past Jikoji board president.