While Reirin is visiting Green Gulch Farm for Dharma Transmission, Michael Newhall from Jikoji Zen Center in California jikoji.org will be residing at the temple. The regular schedule will be ongoing. Please, come and enjoy the company and teaching of our valued friend and Dharma brother!
Shoho Michael Newhall began practicing and studying with Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi in the early seventies. He was ordained in the mid-eighties by Chino Roshi and also in Japan by Kobun's brother Kiebun Otogawa Roshi, with whom he did ceremony and temple training. He also practiced with Dainin Katagiri Roshi and Tozen Akiyama Roshi.
Monastery training was with Tenshin Reb Anderson at Tassajara, and also under Kobun Chino Roshi as shuso of angos at both Hokoji and Jikoji temples. In the early nineties he was director at Jikoji. Throughout this time he taught visual arts at various schools and universities, including Naropa University, where he also taught meditation and Buddhism. He received Dharma Transmission in 2004 through Jakko Eso, Vanja Palmers Roshi. Since that time Shoho Michael Newhall has been the Resident Teacher and chief priest at Jikoji Zen Center in Los Gatos, Calif.
— From jikoji.com/teachers