About the Author
Doshin Michael Nelson Roshi

Doshin Michael Nelson Roshi

Doshin Roshi started studying Zen in the late 60's, but without the guidance of a good teacher, he was confused and discouraged by the teachings. In earnest he began studying other meditative practices and martial arts, which were difficult but less obscure. It wasn't until he met Jun Po Kelly Roshi that the disciplined practice and eloquent simplicity of Zen suddenly took root and began to penetrate the dense clouds of his stubborn conditioned mind, revealing the ordinary, openness of vast empty sky.

Doshin is a poet, troublemaker, and teacher – a Zen master of no rank. He is the founder of Integral Zen, Inc. the Colorado branch of the Hollow Bones Rinzai Zen Order and Collaborative Zen, Inc. Doshin fully embraces the Integral framework and the exquisite process of Mondo Zen™ in his teaching. He received Inka, Dharma Transmission, from JunPo Roshi in 2011.