John Tesshin Sanderson is a Soto Zen roshi of the White Plum Asanga and spiritual director of the Centro Zen de México in Coyoacán, Mexico City, one of only twelve Dharma Successors of the late Taizan Maezumi. He moved to Mexico in 1987 at the request of Maezumi, and has been teaching there ever since.
He is also the spiritual director of the Comunidad Budista Zen Jardín de Luz" in Spain.
- Melton, J. Gordon; Martin Baumann (2002). Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. ABC-Clio. ISBN 1-57607-761-6.