The Author

John Gendo Wolff, Roshi
John Gendo Wolff, Roshi (Photo by John Poindexter)

John Gendo Wolff, Sensei, has been a Zen practitioner for over 30 years. He received Jukai (lay ordination) from Dennis Genpo Merzel, Roshi, on August 1, 1992. On July 15, 2006, he was ordained as a priest in the White Plum lineage by his teacher Susan Myoyu Andersen, Roshi, and in the summer of 2008 was Shusso (head priest) of the Great Plains Zen Center at Myoshinji–Subtle Mind Temple. In June 2012, he received Dharma Transmission (Shiho) from Myoyu Roshi and is now the resident teacher at Great Wave Zen Sangha in Ludington, Michigan.

Gendo Sensei is also a writer with numerous publications of poetry in a variety of magazines and in the anthology Beneath a Single Moon: The Legacy of Buddhism in American Poetry. He currently works as a college professor, is married, and is a father of three.

Gendo Sensei is available for speaking engagements and to perform marriages, funerals, and blessings. Please use the contact form for further information or to make inquiries.

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