Our Teachers
So'zan Daitetsu (Miller) Roshi, Abbot

So’zan Miller began Zen practice in 1979, and trained under Tenzan Toyoda Rokoji, Tenshin Tanouye Roshi and Dogen Hosokawa Roshi. He was ordained in 1993 and received inka shomei (recognition as a Rinzai Dharma successor) in 2003. He was appointed the first shike (abbot) of Daiyuzenji, the urban temple which is one of RZC's two centers, in 2005.

Soen Jikai (Linxweiler) Roshi

Soen McCarthy began Zen practice in 1988 under Dogen Hosokawa Roshi. She was ordained in 1997 and received inka shomei (recognition as a Rinzai Dharma successor) in 2003. McCarthy Roshi has long served as the tenzo (cook) during our retreats.

Meido Zentetsu (Moore) Roshi

Meido Moore began Zen practice in 1988, and trained under Tenzan Toyoda Rokoji, Dogen Hosokawa Roshi and So'zan Miller Roshi. He was ordained in 2005 and received inka shomei (recognition as a Rinzai Dharma successor) in 2008. He founded RZC in 2010 and was appointed abbot of Korinji, our rural monastery, in 2011.

Rev. Kogen Ryutoku (Nagel)

Kogen Nagel began Zen practice in 1977; he has trained under Tenzan Toyoda Rokoji, Tenshin Tanouye Roshi and Dogen Hosokawa Roshi. He was ordained a Zen priest in 1997.

Rev. Tesshin Hozan (Brand)

Tesshin Brand began Zen practice in 1991 under Dogen Hosokawa Roshi, and later began training under So'zan Miller Roshi. He was ordained a Zen priest in 2007.

Rev. Kozan Genjo (Traywick)

Kozan Traywick began Zen practice in 1991 under Dogen Hosokawa Roshi, and later began training under So'zan Miller Roshi. He was ordained a Zen priest in 2011.
So'zan Daitetsu (Miller) Roshi
Soen Jikai (McCarthy) RoshiRev. Kogen Ryutoku (Nagel)Rev. Tesshin Hozan (Brand)Rev. Kozan Genjo (Traywick)
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