A Holistic Approach

At Bodhi Heart, our Rolfing sessions, Life Coaching programs and classes are born out of the one principle that underlies all holistic personal development practices: faith in a fundamental intelligence that only needs to be recognized, nurtured, and developed for the body and mind to heal. 

Because mind and body are profoundly related, by establishing one’s self in the steady awareness that clearly perceives cause-effect relationships, as well as states of gratitude and a spiritual orientation to life, it’s easy to leave the nervous system’s ‘fight-or-flight’ mode behind for more efficient, rewarding, positive states of mind.  

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Rev. Soken Graf is a Buddhist Priest, an Advanced Rolfer and certified as a Professional Coach by New York University and a member of ICF, the International Coaching Federation.

He brings 25 years of Buddhist training, and certifications in Professional Coaching and Advanced Rolfing with an emphasis in energy medicine, Visceral Manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy, SourcePoint Therapy®, and Cold-Laser Therapy, to help people remove unnecessary suffering and evolve into a stronger, higher version of themselves.  

Soken works and lives between New York, North Carolina, and Kyoto, Japan. He coaches executives at some of New York’s most prestigious firms as well as entrepreneurs, business owners, designers and independent professionals across the globe.

Currently running Bodhi Heart in New York, Soken is also building a spiritual retreat in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, and running a Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan.

Soken Graf, under Buddhist Master, Rev. Seikan Hasegawa, maintains a continuous study and practice of Buddhism.

Our programs have developed from Soken’s work as a Rolfer™ and his extensive training as a Buddhist monk in addition to his formal training as a Life Coach.

Before training for 12 years in a  Zen Buddhist monastery, where Soken served as head monk, Soken traveled widely, studying throughout India and Southeast Asia. Upon, finishing his formal monastic training, Soken studied Rolfing at the behest of his teacher.  

Soken obtained his degree as a Certified Rolfer™ in 2006 at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado, and In 2010, in Vienna and Berlin, Soken attained his degree as a Certified Advanced Rolfer with an emphasis on energy medicine. Additionally, Soken is trained in Visceral Manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy, SourcePoint Therapy®, and holds an advanced certification to practice Cold-Laser Therapy.

To learn more about Soken’s approach to Contemplative Practices continue to the Q&A below.