Practice Advisors

Ven. Chunen Rampal angya

Ven. Chunen Rampal angya has been a student of the Roshi since 1996. He received postulant vows for monastic ordination following the May 1999 Sogaku-ki O-sesshin, and received Transmission as a practice advisor during the Joya (New Year's celebration) of 1999/2000. He received ordination as a full monastic on May 24th, 2002. He began training in the monastic post of Chiden on May 22nd, 2003. On July 18, 2004 he began training in the monastic training post of Tando. On February 17th, 2006, he was appointed to the training post of Ino by the Roshi. On December 8th, 2007, he completed five years of training as a full monastic and became taiko (a monastic senior). On April 15, 2012 he became Ven. Chunen angya (angya means travelling monk). You can read his Dharma Talks here.

 

 

Ven. Mishin Roelofs ino

Ven. Mishin Roelofs ino has been a student of the Roshi's since 1998 and is a fully-ordained monastic. Following the October 2000 Daruma-ki O-sesshin, Mishin ino received postulant monastic vows, and began training in the monastic post of tenzo-anja in January 2001. She received novice monk's vows in October 2001 and Transmission as a practice advisor during the March 2002 sesshin. She began training in the monastic post of Shuso on May 22nd, 2003 and received ordination as a full monastic on October 10th, 2003. On July 18th, 2004 she began training in the monastic training post of Chiden. On January 1st, 2007, she began training in the monastic training post of Tando.

On December 8th, 2008, she completed five years of training as a full monastic and became taiko (a monastic senior). On April 15, 2012, she was appointed to the training post of Ino by the Roshi and became Ven. Mishin ino.

You can read her Dharma Talks here: www.wwzc.org/dharma-texts

She is also the administrator and treasurer of WWZC, and librarian of WWZC Archives.

Mishin ino has a background in international development and global health research. She spent several years living in Japan and China, and currently works with community health researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe to improve HIV care and strengthen health systems.

Ven. Saigyo Cross tando

Ven. Saigyo Cross tando became a student of Zen Master Anzan Hoshin in 1998. He practiced as a branch student at the Harrow Zazenkai in England, before deciding to emigrate to Canada to take up residential training at Dainen-ji. He moved to Canada in February 2001 and received postulant monastic vows at the October Daruma-ki O-sesshin of that year. He received novice monks vows in October 2002 and was appointed to the training post of tenzo-anja in March of 2002. On October 9th, 2003 he received Transmission as a practice advisor. On July 18, 2004, he began training in the monastic training post of Shuso. On October 8th, 2004 he received full monk's vows from Ven. Anzan Hoshin roshi. On January 1st, 2007, he began training in the monastic training post of Chiden. On April 15, 2012, he began training as tando.

Saigyo tando is also shissui (head caretaker) for Dainen-ji. He provides hand-crafted wooden practice materials for Zen and Buddhist practitioners through his website http://precisewoodwork.com/

Rev. Chiso Tzelnic anagarika

Rev. Chiso anagarika lives in the US, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She started practising in 1992 after reading a book by Ven. Anzan Hoshin roshi. After traveling to Ottawa for an introductory workshop, she continued to practice as a long distance public student. In 1995, she was accepted as a formal student by Ven. Anzan Hoshin roshi, traveling to Ottawa six times a year.

In 2001 at the October Daruma-ki O-sesshin she received lay monk vows (as she was a householder, living with her husband and two children). On February 20th, 2016 after the Nehan O-sesshin, she received transmission as a practice advisor from Ven. Anzan Hoshi roshi.

Chiso anagarika worked as a pediatric occupational therapist in early intervention until her retirement in 2010, after which she continued presenting workshops in child development and developmental disabilities. She lived in Romania and Israel before moving to the US in 1979.