Meet the Teachers

Our active roshis and priests are committed to supporting our sangha,
and preserving this dharma.

Our Abbot

Taiso Byran Bartow Roshi

Taiso has studied and practiced Buddhism, Taiji, and other eastern arts and philosophy since recovering from addiction in the 1970’s. He is retired from a career working in the fields of mental health, substance abuse, and criminal justice. He received Jukai in the Hollow Bones Rinzai Order with Jun Po Kelly, Roshi in 2005 and received Hollow Bones Priest Ordination in 2007. Taiso received Inka, dharma transmission in 2011.

Roshis in Our Lineage

Active Priests

These priests actively serve the sangha through work in their local communities or leading our online programs.