Danan Henry

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Danan Henry
Religion Zen Buddhism
Lineage Harada-Yasutani
Education University of California, Berkeley
Personal
Born 1939 (age 77–78)
Senior posting
Based in Zen Center of Denver
Title Roshi
Predecessor Philip Kapleau
Robert Baker Aitken
Religious career
Website www.zencenterofdenver.org/

Michael Danan Henry (born 1939) is an American Roshi in the Harada-Yasutani lineage, a Zen sect derived from both the Rinzai and Sōtō traditions of Japanese Zen), practicing in the Diamond Sangha lineage of Robert Baker Aitken. The founding teacher of the Zen Center of Denver, Henry received Dharma transmission from Philip Kapleau Roshi in 1989 and was subsequently recognized as a Diamond Sangha teacher and master by Robert Baker Aitken.[1][2][3] Danan Henry Roshi created and implemented the Monastery Without Walls training program; the Lotus in the Flame Lay Order; and the "Every Minute Zen" mindfulness practice as abbot and spiritual director of the Zen Center of Denver.[citation needed]

On September 12, 2010, Danan Roshi gave Dharma transmission and appointment of abbacy to Karin Kempe, Ken Morgareidge, and Peggy Sheehan, and stepped aside as abbot of the Zen Center of Denver.[citation needed]

Danan Roshi has since been serving as the teacher of the Old Bones Sangha, a small group of mostly senior students.

On June 30, 2016, Danan Roshi conferred full Dharma transmission to Rafe Martin in a ceremony at the Rochester Zen Center.

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