Richard Gensho Jones
Rinzai Zen-teacher, Richard (Shindo Gensho) Jones, has been a Buddhist since 1983. He has practised Zen from 1985, being originally a student of Daido (Yamahata) Hogen Roshi (Abbot of Chogen-ji Temple, Japan and founder of the 'Open Way Association, Australia' and Spain). Gensho later studied with Daisetsu (Harada) Tangen Roshi, Soto Abbot of Bukkoku-ji Zen Temple, Obama-shi, Japan. He has practised Iyengar Yoga since 1973, and combines it with other types of Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong exercises. He took Jukai precepts with Hogen Roshi in March 1998 and became a monk under Tangen Roshi at Bukkoku-ji in January 2009. Gensho left Bukkoku-ji and began lay teaching as a Zenways Meditation and Mindfulness teacher in 2015. He later transferred to 'ZenSpace', becoming a Junior Rinzai Zen-teacher (07/12/17) and a full Rinzai Zen-teacher (24/08/19), under the direction of Barbara Jikai Gabrys Roshi. Gensho continues his studies under the direction of Jikai Roshi, following the teachings of Shinzan Miyamae Roshi in the Hakuin-Inzan line of Rinzai Zen. He also leads Sheffield ZenSpace and ArrivingHome.
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