Hazy Moon Zen Center

KOUN-JI TEMPLE

Los Angeles

Teachers

William Nyogen Yeo Roshi

Nyogen Roshi is a successor of Maezumi Roshi, who brought Japanese Zen to the United States in 1956 and was widely considered the foremost Zen master of the 20th century. Nyogen Roshi was the last of only a dozen students authorized by Maezumi Roshi to succeed him as a teacher. Nyogen Roshi studied with Maezumi…

Koun Taizan Maezumi Roshi

Honorary founder of the Hazy Moon Zen Center, our teacher’s teacher, and one of the most significant forces in Zen Buddhism of our time, Maezumi Roshi was born in 1931 to the Kirigaya-ji temple-household of Baian Hakujun Kuroda Roshi, one of the leading figures in Japanese Soto Zen. Maezumi Roshi was ordained as a Soto monk at age 11 and studied Oriental Literature and Philosophy at Komazawa University.

Dharma Ancestors

Maezumi Roshi received Dharma Transmission through three lines of Zen, a rare achievement and contributor to the breadth and power of his teaching. As our ancestors, Maezumi’s three teachers are embodied in the practice tradition at the Hazy Moon.   Hakujun Kuroda Roshi, 1898-1978 Kuroda Roshi, Maezumi’s father, was a prominent Soto priest and 36th…