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Abbot Jun Po Denis Kelly

Wisconsin  
Jun Po Denis Kelly, received his Zen Masters recognition in 1992. He was Vice Abbot and head monk as well as resident yoga teacher at Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kong Ji in the Catskill ..
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Vice Abbot Rev. Dai En Hi Fu George Burch

Massachusetts  
Dai En was ordained as a Rinzai Zen Buddhist monk on December 7, 1996 at Dai Bosatsu Mountain Monastery, Catskills New York. Rev. Eido Tai Shimano was his ordination master an..
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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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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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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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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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Teachers & Priests

Priests | Martial Arts Sensei | Yogi | Qigong Shifu

All teachers within the Hollow Bones Tradition strive to embody the Five Elements of the Hollow Bones Path.  This means that he or she is waking up from the illusory nature of ego and then sharing the fruit of this spiritual discernment with others. Hollow Bones teachers have touched the depth of their being and return from that depth with the following commitments.

  • They no longer pollute and poison this sacred earth, nor do they consciously exploit other sentient beings.
  • They have shifted their understanding about the nature of mind, and now see through the myth of an ego as a personal entity or self-inherent being.

  • They are no longer confused about the real nature and purpose of feeling. As a consequence of this, they are no longer held hostage to the promiscuous reactions of such emotions as fear, anger or jealousy.  Hazardous emotional reactions are spontaneously transformed into compassionate and wise responses.
  • They are physically vital, sensitive, poised, and consciously embodied, and strive to abide in a continual realization of meditative awareness.
  • Finally, and most importantly, they share this life of disciplined, loving awareness with others; they shine forth the truth of our integrated practice.