Teachers

Shoken Winecoff Roshi

Rev. Shoken Winecoff Photo: John Taiyu Robertson

Rev. Shoken Winecoff
Photo: John Taiyu Robertson

is founding teacher and abbot of Ryumonji Zen Monastery. He is a Dharma Heir of the late Dainin Katagiri Roshi, founder of the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center. Rev. Winecoff practiced with Katagiri Roshi in Minneapolis from 1976 until Katagiri Roshi’s death in 1990. Shoken also received formal training with Ikko Narasaki Roshi and Tsugen Narasaki Roshi at Zuioji Zen Monastery and Shogoji Zen Monastery in Japan for three years from 1989 to 1992. Since that time he has devoted himself to establishing a Soto Zen monastery in the Midwest.

Dharma Heirs

Shoken Winecoff Roshi has several dharma heirs who have received Dharma Transmission. These persons are listed in the following pages.

Rev. Ichiryu Moran Photo: John Taiyu Robertson

Rev. Ichiryu Moran
Photo: John Taiyu Robertson

Rev. Ichiryu Moran
P.O. Box 192
Grand Marais, MI 49839
248-880-0235

Rev. Moran was ordained by Rev. Winecoff on September 16, 2000 and received Dharma transmission from him on August 24, 2007. He lives in the Upper Peninsula in Grand Marais, MI.

Rev. Tesshin Lehmberg Photo: John Taiyu Robertson

Rev. Tesshin Lehmberg
Photo: John Taiyu Robertson

Rev. Tesshin Lehmberg
Lake Superior Zendo
2222 Longyear Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855
906-226-6407

Rev. Lehmberg was ordained by Rev. Winecoff on December 7, 2002 and received Dharma transmission from him on August 23, 2007. He is the founder of the Lake Superior Zendo in Marquette.

Rev. Ryoten Lehmann Photo: Kalen McAllister

Rev. Ryoten Lehmann
Photo: Kalen McAllister

Rev. Ryoten Lehmann 
W 6272 720th Ave.
Beldenville, WI 54003
715-273-6205

Rev. Lehmann was ordained by Rev. Winecoff on September 16, 2000 and received Dharma transmission from him on January 10, 2008. She served Ryumonji for 6 years as Ino. Ryoten currently practices at her home temple, Boundless Sky, in Beldenville, WI.

Rev. Jodo Clusin

Rev. Jodo Clusin

Rev. Jodo Clusin
Rev. Clusin was ordained by Rev. Winecoff on August 20, 1994 and received Dharma transmission on June 4, 2010. He leads Prairie Mountain Zen Center in Longmont, CO.
prariemountain.org
themeditationplace.org

Rev. Eido Espe

Rev. Eido Espe

Rev. Eido Espe
636 Polk Blvd.
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-279-2270
dmzencenter.org
Rev. Espe was ordained by Rev. Winecoff on June 20, 2009 and received Dharma transmission on June 6, 2010. Rev. Espe serves as resident teacher of the Des Moines Zen Center in Des Moines, IA.

Rev. Kalen McAllister

Rev. Kalen McAllister

Rev. Kalen McAllister
904 Tavalon
St. Louis, MO 63119
314-961-7515
kalen1@att.net

Rev. McAllister was ordained by Rev. Winecoff in November 2007 and received Dharma transmission in March 2012. Rev. McAllister serves as head teacher of Shinzo Zen Meditation Center in St. Louis, MO and spiritual advisor to Inside Dharma (a prison outreach organization that she co-founded). She is also the first non-Christian prison chaplain in Missouri.

Rev Jikan Kondrick Photo: John Taiyu Robertson

Rev Jikan Kondrick
Photo: John Taiyu Robertson

Rev. Jikan Kondrick 

Deceased (February 15, 2011)
Rev. Jikan Kondrick was ordained on October 14, 1995. She received Dharma transmission on December 14, 2005 from Rev. Winecoff. She served as Vice-Abbess of Ryumonji Zen Monastery from its founding in 2000 until her retirement in 2010.

Rev. Shoshin Kelly Photo: John Taiyu Robertson

Rev. Shoshin Kelly
Photo: John Taiyu Robertson

Rev. Shoshin Kelly
Deceased (February 4, 2012)
Reverend Kelly was ordained by Rev. Winecoff on September 22, 2001 and received Dharma transmission from him on September 17, 2006. The Sokuji Zen Group that he founded in Bemidji, MN meets Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Bemidji.