Zuiken Scott Rebellon
Zuiken was first introduced to Zen practice in 2003 when he met the Founder and Director of Peace on the Street, Hui-Neng Stan Koehlor Roshi. “The Old Man” as they affectionately refer to him these days quickly became his spiritual mentor. In 2005 Zuiken was invited to take part in The ManKind Project’s New Warrior Training Weekend. This was Zuiken’s first taste of real transformational work – work that would ultimately become his life-long vow. Over the next couple of years Zuiken, Stan, and several students of Peace on the Street worked closely with the ManKind Project.
In the spring of 2007, Zuiken was formally introduced to Junpo Roshi and Hollow Bones Zen while attending a traditional 7-day sesshin at Wild Goose Zendo, a life altering experience that led to Junpo becoming his formal Zen teacher.
Over the next decade he worked closely with Junpo, attending and staffing Hollow Bones sesshins around the country. In 2015 he took Jukai with Junpo at Dai Bosatsu Zendo (our root monastery), receiving the dharma name Inago (“Grasshopper”).
Determined to stabilize and deepen his practice, Zuiken became a resident at Dai Bosatsu Zendo. He lived and trained as a traditional Zen monastic under the guidance of Abbot Shinge Roshi from 2017 to 2021. In 2019 he was formally ordained by Junpo Roshi and Shinge Roshi, and was given the priest ordination name Zuiken (“Auspicious Humility”).
Zuiken now lives in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York where he stews in the koan Taiso Roshi gave him: “What’s your ministry?”
“Whether singing or dancing
We are the voice of the Dharma!”—
Hakuin Ekaku Zenji