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Anjo Shishin Lizzy Dahl Williams

Colorado  
Anjo was ordained a priest on June 21, 2013, Mandala Day, at Dai Bosatsu Zendo in New York with her friend Taiso Hannya Byran Bartow Roshi as her witness. Anjo met her t..
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Bodhi Dharma William Prince

California  
Bodhi Dharma William Prince attended his first Mondo Zen/Hollow Bones retreat in 2008. He had an awakening during the Mondo Zen process led by DoShin Michael Nelson, and Bo..
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Bukkai Haku Ted Hall

Wisconsin  
Who am I? The best poetic expression of the closest that can be described by words is the following excerpt from one of my favorite poems by the Sufi poet Master Rumi: ...I d..
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Choan Hoki Tim Cook

California  
Choan Hoki Tim Cook took Jukai with the Hollow Bones Order in 2010 and was ordained a priest in January 2013. Choan was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and wound up in Northe..
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Dai Ki Inzan Tessa Martin

United Kingdom  
Dai Ki Inzan, Great Potential Hidden Mountain, took Jukai with Jun Po Denis Kelly at Venwoude, Holland, in September 2011 and then Priest Ordination with Doshin Hanya Michael N..
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Daiden Eno Dan Pecaut

Iowa  
Daiden Eno (Great Transmission/Wisdom Ability) attended his first sesshin in 2008, received jukai with Jun Po Roshi in 2014, and was ordained as a priest in 2016. With his ..
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Dazu Kodo Justin Park

Maine  
Dazu grew up as a devout Christian. In his mid 20’s, he served as a university chaplain, pastor, and contemplative social activist. This chapter came to crux when he be..
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Doyo Hannya Ken Morrison

Wisconsin   The Minocqua/Woodruff Sangha
I began as a poor dog from northern Wisconsin .....
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Emyo Seien N. Darlene Tartaryn

Winnipeg and Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada  
In 1981 Darlene stepped fully into Buddha Dharma as a student of Theravadin lay monk Kema Ananda and since his passing, has been a student of other valued teachers in the Karma..
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Engo DoHi Michael Jackson

California  
Engo DoHi Michael Jackson has searched many lifetimes and buried many buddhas, seeking to attain and understand that which can not be attained nor understood. His spiritual p..
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FuGen Tom Pitner

California  
Fully Ordained Rinzai Zen Priest Certified Shadow Work® Coach Certified HBDI® Advanced Practitioner (Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument) ..
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Fushin Reimyo Eva Hermogenes

California  
Rev. Fushin Reimyo (Rich Heart Spirit Sapling) Eva Hermogenes is a priest of the Hollow Bones Rinzai Zen Buddhist Order. She offers Mondo Zen consultations, meditation instruct..
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Guruma Amala Donna Elser

New Hampshire  
I attended my first sesshin in April 2010 at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center in Mountain Center, California, at the invitation of my husband Kodo Mike Elser. He had heard about..
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Hokyo Yoi Inu Joshua Routhier

Michigan  
An Integralist living in Ann Arbor, Hokyo Joshua Routhier began spiritual practice over a decade ago. Practicing everything from shamanism to Sufism, he takes his seat here in ..
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KaiJin Hannya Emily Klein

Colorado   Integral Zen
Insight, compassion, and service are the foundational elements of KaiJin Hannya’s Zen path. KaiJin was first introduced to Zen 14 years ago, but instead of choosing ..
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Kensho Hannya Len Silverston

Colorado  
Kensho Len Silverston has studied various forms of meditation and spiritual practices for over twenty-three years. After exploring many styles, he began practicing with Hollow ..
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Kevala Jnana Deb Hoffmann

Wisconsin  
Kevala lives in Wisconsin where Rinzai Zen found her under the most unlikely circumstances. She currently serves as registrar for the Hollow Bones order. She began practic..
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Kodo Aishi Mike Elser

New Hampshire  
Kodo Aishi lives with his wife Guruma Amala in the beautiful little seaside town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. They were married in July 1971 in Springfield, Pennsylvania, and..
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Kogen Ananda Keith Martin-Smith

Colorado  
Rev. Kogen Ananda, Keith Martin-Smith, is an author and recognized Northern Kung Fu lineage holder and SiFu. He has been studying and teaching Northern Shaolin Kung Fu and Qi ..
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Koren Dojin Katy Park

Maine  
Koren Koren Dojin Katy Park lives in the Portland, Maine, area with her dharma partner, Dazu Kodo Justin Park and their two children, Jeremiah and Selah. The unfolding of her ..
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Liaoran Bo Re Tess Grey

Wisconsin   Zen River Sangha
Liaoran Bo Re Tess Grey belongs to Zen River Sangha in Appleton, Wisconsin. She took jukai June 4, 2013, and was ordained on December 5, 2014. Her path prior to Hollow Bon..
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Ma Dhyana Kathleen Kelly

Wisconsin   Green Tara Sangha
Kathleen is the founder and Director of the Bay Area Yoga Center in Green Bay, which she opened in May of 1994. She has been practicing the art of yoga for the past 25 years, a..
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Manju Usra Bill Frackelton

Wisconsin   Zen River Sangha
Manju Usra Bill Frackelton began practicing Zen in the Rinzai tradition with Jun Po Kando Denis Kelly, Roshi, in 1993. He took lay practitioner vows with Jun Po in 1998 and wa..
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Myoshin Seido Stefan Schoch

Germany  
I was raised as Stefan in an atheistic family, with no spiritual or religious influence but with a very rational-minded worldview. Many years ago (ignited by a personal c..
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Onryu Hannya Ingrid Bamberg

Colorado   Integral Zen
Onryu Hannya (Hidden Dragon Wisdom) is a spiritual director, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®, and a Voice Dialogue, Integral Zen™ and Mondo Zen™ facilitator. She..
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Reishin Dai Nei Denise Leong

Wisconsin   Zen River Sangha
Reishin Dai Nei Denise Leong has been a member of the Zen River Sangha in Wisconsin since 2005, took jukai vows in 2007, and was ordained as a priest in December, 2010. Her..
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Shokan Mui Erich Moraine

Wisconsin   Still Point Zen Center
Ordained by Roshi Meru Danda in December, 2012, Shokan has a private counseling practice, is trained in Internal Family Systems Psychotherapy, Esoteric Healing energy work, NVC..
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Shunya Lynn Hyer

Wisconsin   Green Tara Sangha
Who am I? Not Knowing. ..
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Simha Kuti Frederick Marx

California  
A dharma practitioner for 30 years, Simha (Young Vigilant Lion) sat the second ever Hollow Bones in Providence, Rhode Island in May 2000. In 1989 he had a vision while chanting..
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Soham Clint VanEgeren

Wisconsin  
Clint VanEgeren is a yoga instructor and an ordained priest in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Clint completed his priest training in 2008, after living three years in a Zen monastery...
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Tozan Hannya, Paco John VĂ©rin

New York  
Tozan was first introduced to meditation at the age of 8 and informally explored various methods into adulthood. He was also deeply influenced by Native American cultures, whic..
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Yoshin Eka Dave Klaus

California  
My name is Yoshin Eka Dave Klaus, (Willow-Heart Favorable-Wisdom), but most folks call me Dave. I have taken vows as a Hollow Bones priest in order to take my practice deep..
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Yudo Gaku Robert Yorga

Minnesota  
Robert began formal zen practice in 2007 at Hokyoji with Joen Snyder O'Neal and Michael O'Neal of Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center in Minneapolis. Curiosity about the guts..
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