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