Throughout his lifetime, Teja Bell has been a committed practitioner of the Dharma and the Dao, integrating qigong, martial arts, and healing energy practices. He is a lifelong practitioner and teacher of Aikido (6th-degree black belt) and of Chinese Internal Arts with a special emphasis on the healing and restorative aspects of qigong and meditation.
Roshi Teja Fudo Myoo Bell is a recognized Zen Master from the Rinzai Shu, or Rinzai Zen lineage. As a qigong and dharma teacher, he teaches and leads retreats and trainings internationally and is a regular visiting teacher on residential retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where he has taught over 150 retreats since 1999 with many teachers in the Vipassana Insight Meditation tradition, including Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman. He leads annual in-depth study and teacher-training programs and teaches residential and online classes, daylongs, and retreats.