Professor Geoffrey Ashton recently joined the Department of Philosophy at USF from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where he also held an appointment as Assistant Professor of Asian Philosophy.
IZL/ HEAL Instructor
Kristi Crymes is a Zen Leader/HEAL instructor, a member of the board of directors and a Chosei Zen student. When she isn't at work as a family medicine physician and faculty at Cox Family Medicine Residency, you can find her on the virtual dojo or exploring the wilderness.
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.
One of the delights of training at the Spring Green Dojo is eating a meal cooked by Pat Greene, who serves as tenzo (temple cook). She began her Zen and martial arts training in 1975 and, in 2006, moved to Wisconsin with her family to help start the Spring Green Dojo, the rural training center for Chosei Zen.
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.
Program and Operations Manager
As Program & Operations Manager, Bill has a spectrum of responsibilities from taking program registrations, through editing the biweekly newsletter, to filling out tax and other government forms and beyond.
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.
Marcela Kyngesburye actively working for the Latinx Community as an IZL instructor, Multicultural Community Outreach and Education Specialist for the Rape Crisis Center, faculty member of the Mindfulness Core Team of the Madison Metropolitan School District, TRE practitioner and Transformational Coach.
Roshi and ZL Instructor & Coach
An executive coach, former businessman, and ex-Royal Navy field gunner, Andy Robins felt like he was coming home as he experienced his first IZL program in 2013 at the Spring Green Dojo. He became pivotal in expanding Zen Leadership to Europe and Asia and is now growing Zen and Zen Leadership training in the UK where he lives with his family.
Roshi, 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.
Heather Meikyo Scobie is the head of the Chosei Zen Virtual Dojo. She began Zen training in 2001, was ordained in 2006, and received inka from Kushner Roshi in 2020. She practices kyudo (archery) as part of her Zen training.