Rev. Michelle M. Nicolle, PhD

is a healthcare chaplain and novice Zen priest. She is a student of Sensei Joshin Byrnes of Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Center in Vermont, in the lineage of Bernie Glassman Roshi and Joan Halifax Roshi. Michelle is currently a faculty member of the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Program and a facilitator in a newly developed training program for Community Engaged Buddhists called Infinite Circle (  She co-facilitates Monday morning zazen with Henry Lafferty.  Michelle is also the Chaplain at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.  She can be reached at or 336-713-9766.

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