About Me


My name is Andre Taesan Halaw. I am a Bodhisattva priest in the Five Mountain Zen Order and guiding teacher of the Original Mind Zen Sangha, which meets in Princeton and Chesterfield, NJ. In July of 2016, I received Dharma Transmission and the Zen name, Taesan, from my teacher Zen Master Wonji Dharma.

I'm married, have two young children, and teach high school English in central New Jersey. 

I have written five books about contemplative practice, all available on Amazon: Neti-Neti Meditation, Brand-Name Zen, The Heart Sutra: A Meditation Manual, God is Nothingness, and No-Mind


Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have: originalmindzen@gmail.com.

Thanks for visiting.