Rev. Bu Nan Daiko Michael Brown
I started on my path a decade ago when I realized that my life was no longer working for me. I spent a few years searching, studying, reading, and expanding my worldview. In 2008, I came across the work of Ken Wilber, and everything changed. I spent the next two years delving into all things Integral, and all aspects of personal growth, until I came across my primary Teacher, Jun Po Roshi, Abbot of Hollow Bones Rinzai Zen. I began sitting with him in 2010, and took Jukai in 2012. Under Jun Po's advice, I began an intensive yoga practice which lead to enrollment in Naropa University in 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. I became a founding community member of the Integral Center as well. That lead me to hundreds of hours of training and facilitation of Authentic Relating, Circling, the Authentic Man Program, and T3. In 2015 I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Traditional Eastern Arts with an Emphasis in the Yogic Traditions of India. During the last year of my studies at Naropa, I began on the track of Priesthood, under the mentorship of Doshin Roshi, founder of the Integral Zen Sangha. I received Priest Ordination in October 2015.