Reverend Taihaku Seiren Priest is the abbot and founder of Shao Shan Temple. She trained at Hokyoji Training Monastery, located in Japan, and received Dharma Transmission from Tanaka-Shinkai Roshi, Abbot of Hokyoji.

She is authorized by the Japanese Order of Soto Zen to carry out her responsibilities as a Zen priest and teacher.

(The monastery where Taihaku trained is Hokyoji in Japan, see pictures here.)

Reverend Kenzan Seidenberg is Shao Shan Temple Vice-Abbot.

He was ordained by Rev. Taihaku Priest in 2008, was shuso in 2013 and received dharma transmission in January 2016. His training included monastic practice in both the United States and Japan.


Rev. Taihaku Priest and Rev. Kenzan Seidenberg are both active members of the Zen organizations listed below.,

The links for these organizations provide information about Soto Zen Buddhism and how to locate other Soto Zen Centers.

Soto Zen Buddhist Association (SZBA)

Association of Soto Zen Buddhists (ASZB)


American Zen Teachers Association