Reverend Eric Daishin McCabe is a priest in the Soto Zen school of Buddhism in Japan. With a keen interest in Ecology and the World’s Faith traditions, he received his B.A. in Religion and Biology at Bucknell University in 1995. His early mentors were Prof. John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker with whom he studied Interfaith Dialogue with a special interest in Indigenous lifeways. He subsequently apprenticed with Patricia Dai-En Bennage Roshi of Mount Equity Zendo for 15 years. During this time, he trained at several Soto Zen Monasteries in Japan as well as in France with the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. In 2013, he continued training in the art of spiritual direction and Chaplaincy at Wellspan Hospital in Pennsylvania. He is recognized as an International Zen Teacher (Kokusaifukyoshi) by the Soto Shu.
At present Daishin teaches at the Pure Land of Iowa, offers Trauma Sensitive Yoga for mental health at Broadlawns Hospital, and lectures on the World Religions at Des Moines Area Community College. He resides with his wife, Reverend Sara Jisho Siebert, and their son, Malcolm, in Ames, Iowa.