Wisconsin Betsuin is a temple and training center that is part of Daihonzan Chozen-ji in Honolulu. This temple and accompanying lay organization in Hawaii were founded in 1972 by Omori Sogen Roshi as ‘a place of Zen training where persons of any race, creed, or religion who are determined to live in accordance with Buddha Nature may fulfill this need through intensive endeavor.’
In October 1979, Omori Roshi established Chozen-ji as a daihonzan, the main temple and headquarters of a new line of Rinzai Zen, with Tanouye Tenshin Roshi as Abbot. The current Abbot is Taiken Yokoyama Roshi, whose inka (“mind stamp”) was given by Tanouye Roshi. The two principal teachers for Wisconsin Betsuin are Hakuun Greene and Setsuzan Kushner, who also received inka from Tanouye Roshi.