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 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 Chosei Zen Dojo of Wisconsin 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.