Shoho Michael Newhall
Resident Teacher at Jikoji

Shoho Michael Newhall began practicing and studying with Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi in the early seventies. He was ordained in the mid-eighties by Chino Roshi and also in Japan by Kobun's brother Kiebun Otogawa Roshi, with whom he did ceremony and temple training. He also practiced with Dainin Katagiri Roshi and Tozen Akiyama Roshi. Monastery training was with Tenshin Reb Anderson at Tassajara, and also under Kobun Chino Roshi as shuso of angos at both Hokoji and Jikoji temples. In the early nineties he was director at Jikoji. Throughout this time he taught visual arts at various schools and universities, including Naropa University, where he also taught meditation and Buddhism. He received Dharma Transmission in 2004. Since that time Shoho Michael Newhall has been the Resident Teacher and chief priest at Jikoji Zen Center. His detailed biography is at Shoho Michael Newhall.



Shoho Michael Newhall with Zenkei Blanche Hartman
at the 2012 Kobun Memorial Ceremony
(Doug Jacobson is in the background)
Photograph by Yukiko McCarty




Michael With Angie Boissevain (Zuiko Enji Sensei).
Angie was Director of Jikoji under Kobun until the late 1980s
(Photo by Jikoji Resident Joolz Haugan)

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