Shuso Hossen

Shuso Hossen is a ceremonial rite-of-passage marking a student’s transition to a Senior which takes place at the end of a period of intensive residential training. At shuso hossen a student gives their first dharma talk and their understanding is tested by the sangha in a ceremony of challenge and questions known as dharma combat.

John Suigen, 2013

Andrew Tanzan, 2014

Tony Shinro, 2016

Alasdair Taisen, 2017

Keith Shingo, 2018

Karen Shoji, 2019

Dorinda Genju, 2021

Stephen Shigestsu, 2022

Sarah Kokai, 2023