Kyudo Nakagawa Roshi
Founder and teacher of the Soto Zendo, Kyudo Roshi was my first teacher in the flesh. A Dharma successor of the great Soen Nakagawa Roshi, he came to New York twice a year to lead sesshins. Kyudo’s embodiment of stillness has inspired me to practice. He taught me to sit Zazen, the core practice of Zen Buddhism (add definition), he embodied stillness, and he had meant so much to me.