Jakusho Kwong Roshi

Jakusho Kwong-roshi, is the founder of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center — Genjoji Temple. Authorized by the Sotoshu in Japan, he is a lineage successor of the late Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.  Kwong-roshi travelled and taught throughout America and Asia, as well as Poland and Iceland, where Zen practices have been established. Also he has deep connections with other traditions, including the Theravadin, Shambhala/Drala Mountain.Center, Rinzaiji, Soen-Korean Zen, Christian Carmelite, and Benedictine traditions. He had the good karma to meet all the great Asian teachers who came west. He is author of Mind Sky:  Zen Teaching on Living and Dying, No Beginning,No End: The Intimate Heart of Zen, and Breath Sweeps Mind CD. Jakusho continues to deepen his insight to share with many international sincere people.

Upcoming Programs by Jakusho Kwong Roshi

ONLINE – Wisdom Seeks Wisdom

November 12, 2022–January 28, 2023

Commentary on recently released talks by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi Suzuki Roshi, beloved teacher who was instrumental in bringing Zen to America, was a formative influence for many American Buddhists. His book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind remains a classic in the genre. Suzuki Roshi (pictured above) also was an important friend to Chögyam Trungpa (founder of […]