Doshin started studying Zen in the late 60’s, but it wasn’t until he met JunPo Kando Denis Kelly, Roshi that the disciplined practice and eloquent simplicity of Zen suddenly took root.

Doshin began to penetrate the dense clouds of his stubborn conditioned mind, revealing the ordinary, openness of vast empty sky. He was recognized as a Zen Master and received Inka from JunPo, Roshi in 2011 in Loveland, CO. Doshin is a poet, troublemaker, and teacher – a Zen Master of no rank. He is the founder of Integral Zen, Inc. the Colorado branch of the Hollow Bones Zen Order and co-founder of the Poetry of Dying Project, which uses the mirror of death to point to the essence of life. Doshin worked directly with JunPo as he first released and then developed the Process of Mondo Zen™.

Zen Buddhism is an expression of the Second Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. So how does Zen intersect with a future Fourth Turning of Buddhism?
Doshin Hannya Michael Nelson, Roshi