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Doshin Hannya Michael Nelson, Roshi

Colorado   Integral Zen
Doshin started studying Zen in the late 60's, but without the guidance of a good teacher, he was confused and discouraged by the teachings. In earnest he began studying other ..
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Fudo Myoo Teja Bell, Roshi

Ordained in 2004 by Junpo Denis Kelly – lineage Rinzai Zen and Dharma heir - Teja was given the dharma name “Fudō Myōō - The Immutable One.” On retreats, ..
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Hui Neng Stan Koehler, Roshi

New York   Peace on the Street
When one reaches a certain age, it is fairly easy to fill up a page or so of this and that when called upon to provide background. But before going there, I’d like to take a mo..
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Lloyd Fickett, Roshi

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Meru Doug Szper, Roshi

Wisconsin   Still Point Zen Center
Meru Doug Szper, an Actuary by training, is currently President of Quasar Systems, Inc., a developer of software for the Life Insurance industry. He received his BS in Math at ..
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Sanchi Shudo Reta Lawler, Roshi

Colorado and Texas  
Roshi Sanchi Shudo Reta Lawler is the Founder and Director of the Boulder Morningstar Zen Center (http://www.bouldermorningstarzencenter.com). Fully ordained as a Rinzai Zen B..
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Taiso Hannya Byran Bartow, Roshi

Wisconsin   Zen River Sangha
Taiso has studied and practiced Buddhism, T'ai Chi, and other eastern arts since the 1970's. He has practiced Zen with Hollow Bones and several midwest groups. Taiso received J..
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Vicara Satya Mary Connelly, MD, Roshi

Vicara Satya Mary Connelly is currently a Physician and Medical Director of Bellin Health, Center for Health & Healing, an Integrative Medical Center in Green Bay, WI. She..
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Vimala Muni John Nemick, Roshi

Wisconsin   Green Tara Sangha
Vimala Muni, John Nemick, has had an interest in Buddhist studies and Zen Practice since 1973, attending Sesshin with the late Katagiri Roshi at the Minnesota Zen Center in 197..
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