Chozen Roshi is the founding teacher of Zen Community of Oregon, which includes the Monastery and Heart of Wisdom Zen temple. She and Hogen Roshi now co-abbot Great Vow Zen Monastery together. Zen Community of Oregon is the culmination of years of training and practice. Chozen and Hogen also raised a family together maintained jobs outside of building this Sangha for many years. Chozen Roshi has written many books on mindfulness and mindful eating.
Zen Community of Oregon is in the White Plum lineage. Both Hogen and Chozen Roshi practiced with Taizan Maezumi and also with Shodo Harada Roshi both in the states and in Japan.
Events with Hogen and Chozen Roshi
July 7, 2022
“But do not ask me where I am going, As I travel in this limitless world, Where every step I take is my home.” Dogen Zenji The Summer Program is an opportunity to explore Zen practice with the support of community and teachers. Our Summer Program is a special part of our on-going residential program at the monastery. It is designed to give you a genuine immersion in Zen practice, through the practices of meditation, mindful eating, ritual/liturgy, movement practices (yoga/qi gong) and temple work. Guidance from the teachers, classes and retreats/workshops are also an essential part of the residential…
October 11, 2022
This Dharma is abundantly present in each human being, but if we do not practice it, it does not manifest itself, and if we do not experience it, it cannot be realized. – Dogen Zenji In communion with our ancestors who set aside time each year for deep retreat, the Monastery offers this Autumn Ango. Ango is a celebration of stillness and quiet contemplation, upheld with the support of community and teachers. Ango can be translated to mean peaceful dwelling. During this practice period our daily schedule takes on a tone of a light retreat which includes more zazen (about…