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Veteran’s Retreat leaders


Bob Zeglovitch has been a student of meditation since 1994. He has trained intensively in both the Zen and Vipassana traditions. Bob has completed professional training in the teaching of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. He has taught mindfulness meditation to lawyers, judges, law students, corporate employees and general audiences. His work has been recognized in the American Bar Association Journal, Minnesota Law and Politics magazine, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  Bob practiced law for more than thirty years. He was routinely listed as one of the top employment lawyers in Minnesota by Best Lawyers in America® and Minnesota Super Lawyers®. Bob recently retired from the practice of law to pursue intensive meditation retreat practice and the teaching of mindfulness. He has a passion for demystifying meditation and bringing mindfulness practice to as wide an audience as possible.



Hokyoji Executive Director Carl Hultman is a combat veteran of the Vietnam conflict. He was an infantry platoon leader in 1968-69, and when he returned from overseas he spent his last summer in the military as a Survivors Assistance Officer. He has practiced with Dosho Port and Byakuren Judith Ragir at Clouds in Water Zen Center, serving on its board of directors for five years in the 1990s, and has participated in Prison Dharma with Minnesota Zen Meditation Center. Carl retired in 2009 after twenty years with the U.S. Postal Service, and during the summer of 2010 he and his wife, Ekyo Susan Nelson, put up a yurt on the Hokyoji property and became resident practitioners there together. Read about the part his dress greens play in his practice today.