Doshin Hannya Michael Nelson Roshi
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 meditative practices and martial arts which were difficult but less obscure. It wasn’t until he met JunPo Kando Denis Kelly, Roshi that the disciplined practice and eloquent simplicity of Zen suddenly took root and began to penetrate the dense clouds of his stubborn conditioned mind, revealing the ordinary openness of vast empty sky.
Doshin is a poet, troublemaker, and teacher – a Zen Master of no rank. He is the founder of Integral Zen, Inc.
Abbot Jun Po Denis Kelly
Jun Po Denis Kelly received his Zen Masters recognition in 1992. He was Vice Abbot and head monk as well as a resident yoga teacher at Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kong Ji in the Catskill Mountains in New York state from 1987 through 1993. His Inka Zen lineage is in the Rinzai tradition, through Eido Shimano Roshi of the The Zen Studies Society. His yoga lineage is that of BKS Iyengar and Patabi Jois. Jun Po has been practicing, studying and teaching Zen and Yoga for over twenty-five years.
For more information on JunPo and his work please visit www.mondozen.org