Rev. Lawrence Dō'an Grecco is a Zen Monk, life coach and Buddhist teacher.
He was ordained by the Five Mountain Zen Order where he is also Vice-Abbot and a graduate of the Buddhist Studies program and is authorized as a dharma teacher by the Interdependence Project in Manhattan. He holds a certificate in Foundations in Buddhist Chaplaincy from the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. As part of his chaplaincy training he offered spiritual care and support to terminally ill patients in a hospice residence.
In conjunction with the Lineage Project he taught meditation to at-risk and incarcerated teenagers in 2010.
He worked as a counselor with the Long Island Crisis Center for several years and co-founded LIGALY, a youth support group on Long Island which he facilitated for close to a decade.
Rev. Lawrence is the Founding Director and main teacher of Open Sky Zen Meditation & Buddhist Studies Group, a Buddhist meditation group that meets several times a month at the New York Insight Meditation Center in New York City.