Kenneth Kushner


Kenneth Setsuzan Kushner is a priest and Zen Master in the Chozen-ji line of Rinzai Zen. He also holds the rank of Kyoshi in the Chozen-ji School of Kyudo (“Zen Archery”). Kushner Roshi founded the Wisconsin Betsuin in 1982 and is the principal instructor in the Madison Dojo.

In addition, he teaches kyudo in both Madison and Spring Green, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Betsuin and the Institute for Zen Leadership. He pioneered the precursor to and teaches in the HEAL program – Healthy Embodied Agile Leadership – for leaders in healthcare.

Dr. Kushner holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and has served as a professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine. In addition to his clinical and teaching responsibilities, he oversees promotions and mentoring for faculty members throughout the state. Kushner Roshi is the author of One Arrow, One Life: Zen, Archery and Enlightenment, and the co-author of Zen Kyudo.