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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 journey on this path has been incredible and exquisite. After having her heart broken open through the Mondo process, she embraces a life filled with excitement & opportunity, joy, compassion, equanimity, and loving kindness.  To her sangha, she sends eternal gratitude for their love and support throughout these years.

Reishin spent forty-two years in education as a teacher in middle school, high school, college and finally as the IT director for a public school system.  She lives a quiet life in rural Wisconsin with her husband where each day she remembers the question her Alzheimer's Zen Master mother constantly challenged her with:  "What time is it?"


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