Michael Newhall (Kuzan Shoho)


Buddhist education and experience

 

 

Naropa Institute, Meditation Practicums and study of Buddhism with Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi, Choygum Trungpa Rimpoche, and Joseph Goldstien, 1974

 

Soto Zen Meditation and Dharma Study with Kobun Chino Otogawa, 1974-95,

and with Danin Katagiri Roshi, Tozan Akiyama Sensei and Tenshin Anderson Sensei

 

Formal religious studies under Hojosama Kiebun Otogawa, Jokoji, Kamo,

Japan, 1987-88

 

Ordination as a priest (monk) of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism, Jokoji, Kamo, Japan, 1988

 

Shuso (Practice Leader), Hokoji Zen Center, under Kobun Chino Otogawa

Roshi, 1989

 

Monastery training, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, with Abbot Tenshin

Anderson, 1990

 

Naropa Institute, Meditation Practicums, assisting Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi,

1989, 1990, 1992, 1993

 

Shuso (Practice Leader), Jikoji Zen Retreat Center, 1993

 

Director, Jikoji Zen Retreat Center, 1993-95

 

Nihan-e Sesshin, teacher, Jikoji Zen Center, 1998, 1999

 

Rohatsu Sesshin, teacher, Jikoji Zen Center, 2003, 2004, 2006

 

Japanese temple and ceremony practice, with Hojosama Kiebun Otogawa and Hojosama Bunie Otogawa, Jokoji, Kamo, Japan 2004

 

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (course), teacher, Naropa University, 2000-2004

 

Meditation Practicums, teacher, Naropa University, 1995-2004

 

Dharma Transmission, 2004

 

Resident Teacher & Chief Priest, Jikoji Zen Retreat Center, 2004-Present


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