Dharma Rain - Lineage
Jiyu Kennett Roshi
January 1st, 1924 - November 6th, 1996. Kyogen
and Gyokuko Carlson both received Dharma Transmission from Jiyu Kennett Roshi, Kyogen
in 1974, and Gyokuko in 1977. Kennett Roshi founded Shasta Abbey in 1970,
after moving from Japan where she studied with Koho Zenji at Daihonzan
1879-1967. The Honorary Founder of Dharma Rain Zen Center is
Keido Chisan Koho Zenji. He is Kyogen's and Gyokuko's grandfather in
Zen, and Transmission Master to their teacher, Houn Jiyu Kennett Roshi.
Koho Zenji was Abbot of Daihonzan Sojiji, one of the the two head temples
of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism.
Koho Zenji's teacher was Koho Hakugan, shown here in an Abbot's
portrait at Raigakuji, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. We don't have dates for
but he would have died in the late 19th century, probably in the 1890s.
Statue of Meiho Sotetsu at Daijoji in Kanazawa Japan. The line of transmission
from Koho Zenji and Kennett Roshi comes through Meiho Sotetsu and Manzan