Our Teachers

 

Matt Shinkai Kane, MA, received his Junior Zen Teacher certification from Zen master Julian Daizan Skinner of Zenways sangha in London in 2012. He received dharma transmission from Zen master Shinzan Miyamae of Gyokuryu-ji Temple in Gifu, Japan in 2017. Shinkai began his training with Zen master Shinzan in 2004. He spent two years practicing at Bukkoku-ji Temple in Fukui, Japan under the Soto Zen master Tangen Harada (1924-2018).


Zen Center and Community Activities
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Shinkai studied Zen Jin Shin and Zen yoga with Daizan Roshi and learned Zen taiso during his time at Bukkoku-ji Temple in Fukui, Japan and from the personal yoga ("dozen") and organ massage practice of Zen master Shinzan. He leads retreats, Zenways teacher trainings, and workshops throughout the year as well as Zen Japan Adventure trips through Zenways now for over 10 years. Shinkai teaches weekly Zen yoga classes in Eugene.

Community Activities:

On faculty in the University of Oregon’s PE mind-body department for over five years now.