Gordon Greene began his koan training with the late Tenshin Tanouye Roshi in 1978, becoming ordained in 1987 and receiving inka in 1997. He ended his work as a faculty member of the School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii in 2006, moving to southwestern Wisconsin in order to develop a rural Zen training center for Chozen-ji Betsuin/ International Zen Dojo of Wisconsin. He continued of his interest in helping people learn to face suffering by training as a hospital chaplain and then working part-time to deepen his understanding. This has led to the teaching materials listed under the “Teachings” tab.
While supervising the building of Spring Green Dojo, he recognized how readily the hard manual required reinforced the physical qualities necessary for useful meditation, leading to creation of an on-line course called “The Manual Labor of Zen Meditation.” Shodo (Zen calligraphy) is an ongoing part of his Zen training.
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