Kenneth Kushner – Zen Leadership
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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. He also holds the rank of Kyoshi in the Chosei Zen Dojo of Wisconsin School of Kyudo (“Zen Archery”). Kushner Roshi founded the Chosei Zen Dojo of Wisconsin in 1982 and is Abbot Emeritus of Daikozen-ji in Madison, where he teaches kyudo.   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 is a Professor Emeritus in the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.   He is the author of One Arrow, One Life: Zen, Archery and Enlightenment, and the co-author of Zen Kyudo.  He has a blog at