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Yokoyama Roshi

Senior Zen Master

Taiken Yokoyama Roshi began his Zen training in 1981.  He is an 85th generation Zen master of Rinzai Zen after receiving his inka (mind stamp) from Tenshin Tanouye Rotaishi; and he has provided lay and monastic Zen training since that time. He also has overseen and presided over religious services and activities.  Yokoyama Roshi is senior Zen master of the Seattle Zen Dojo, as well as of a group of other Zen dojos located Hawai`i.

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Bunko Wong Diane Roshi

Zen Master

Bunko Diane Yen-Mei Wong Roshi began her Zen training in 2001 and was ordained as a priest that year.  She received her inka in 2011, from Taiken Yokoyama Roshi. Wong teaches beginning meditation, Okyo (chanting of Sutras, Kado (Way of the Flower) and other workshops about Zen.  Author of “Why Is the Sky Blue?: A Zen Book for Children”, Wong Roshi continues her writing, primarily on Zen topics, including for the SZD website.


Martha Choe

Zen Master

Soko Martha Choe Roshi began her Zen training in 1999 and was ordained as a priest in 2004. She received her inka from Yokoyama Roshi's Zen student Jitsudo Tsuha Roshi in 2014, and teaches beginning meditation, Kyudo (Way of the Bow) and other workshops about Zen. Choe Roshi is a former teacher and has worked in the public, private and philanthropic sectors.

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