Our faculty has been there: In the leadership trenches making big things happen, from building a space station, to getting cities and healthcare systems working for more people, to helping people face the most difficult situations of their lives. We’ve been developing leaders and training in Zen, from several years to several decades, and we put all that together in our commitment to help you stretch as far as you want to go.
Roshis & Zen Leadership Instructors
Gordon Hakuun Greene is the Head Priest of Spring Green Dojo, the rural training center for the Chosei Zen Dojo of Wisconsin, a Rinzai Zen temple.
Kenneth Setsuzan Kushner is a priest and Zen Master in the lineage of Tenshin Tanouye Roshi, Founding Abbot of Chozen-ji, a Rinzai Zen temple. Kushner Roshi founded the Chosei Zen Dojo of Wisconsin in 1982 and is the principal instructor in the Madison Dojo.
Patricia Dravis Greene began Zen and martial arts training in 1975. She moved with her family in 2006 to Spring Green, Wisconsin, to help start the Chosei Zen Dojo of Wisconsin where she now serves as tenzo (temple cook).
Scott Kiel started his formal Zen training in 2006 under Greene Roshi. He teaches and serves as jiki in the Institute for Zen Leadership programs.
Board Chair, Zen and ZL Instructor
Rebecca Ryan is a futurist and economist who helps public sector leaders “lead fearlessly”. She’s the Board Chair of the Institute for Zen Leadership.
Zen and ZL Instructor, Director In Asia
Andy Robins lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and is responsible for growing and developing Zen Leadership across Asia.
Dennis began Zen training 7 years ago and is an instructor in Zen Leadership. Active in the Institute for Zen Leadership (IZL) from its start, Dennis has co-taught in several IZL programs, and has trained in Zen sesshin and BodyZen.
Heal & Zen Instructors
Cindy Haq, MD, is Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. She has been a champion for health equity, primary health care, community health and family medicine throughout her career.
Bethany Howlett, MD, MHS is an Associate Professor in the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH). She is on the Board of Directors for Chosei Zen Dojo of Wisconsin.
Alex Greene is a long-time Zen practitioner and Zen priest in the lineage of Tenshin Tanouye Roshi, Founding Abbot of Chozen-ji a Rinzai Zen Temple. He has been a core part of building the Spring Green location of Chosei Zen Dojo of Wisconsin and has taught in numerous IZL programs in the US and UK.