Charles Huschle, MFA, MA, is a Zen Buddhist hospital chaplain, certified recovery coach, writer, and artist. He is trained in providing individual and group critical incident stress management through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation; meditation, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence to incarcerated persons through Prison Mindfulness Institute; and contemplative care through the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and Naropa University. He took Zen vows -jukai - in 2019 at the Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM, under Roshi Joan Halifax.
He was the chaplain on duty at the Massachusetts General Hospital the night of April 18, 2013, providing care for victims, staff, and family affected by the activities of the two terrorists who bombed the Boston Marathon earlier that week. Charles has also worked abroad, leading justice-training service learning trips in Haiti after the earthquake of 2010, and photographing and writing about the conflict in Afghanistan in the 1980s. His nonfiction and fiction writing has appeared and been published in a variety of venues, and his art has been shown in galleries in Denver , Boulder, and New York.