2014 – The Mindful City project brings mindfulness to Winooski, VT.
2010 / 2011 – Soryu joins forces with software engineer Ted Holtz, Lindsay Foreman and Sofi Dillof of the Vermont Community Yoga Project, and Harrison Heyl, forming the basis of the Center for Mindful Learning.
2007 / 2008 – Soryu returns to the United States. Soryu begins using and teaching Shinzen Young’s Basic Mindfulness system. He teaches mindfulness to youth through tennis as well as popular music, through the Mind the Music program at the King Street Center in Burlington, Vermont.
Two supporters provide the funding needed to create regular classes for youth. The trust this gift demonstrates injects him with the courage to initiate large scale programming.
1998 – Soryu Forall ordains as a Buddhist Monk at Sogen Temple in Okayama, Japan.