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Geoffrey Ashton


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.

Kristi Crymes

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 Greene


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.

Patricia Greene


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


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.

Bill Kingsbury

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 Kushner


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

IZL Instructor

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.

Rebecca Ryan

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 Scobie


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.