Our Teachers

Photo taken at Zenways in London: (from left to right) Kaori Saito, Zen master Daizan, Zen master Shinzan, Mark Westmoquette, and Shinkai.


About Shinkai Roshi

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 and spent two years practicing at Bukkoku-ji Temple in Fukui, Japan under the Soto Zen master Tangen Harada (1924-2018).

Shinkai studied Zen yoga and Zen Jin Shin practice with Daizan Roshi in Japan and the UK, and learned Zen taiso during his time at Bukkoku-ji Temple in Fukui, Japan and from the personal yoga and organ massage practice of Zen master Shinzan. He leads retreats, Zenways teacher trainings, and workshops throughout the year and has helped facilitate Zen Japan Adventure trips with Zenways for over 10 years. He teaches weekly Zen yoga classes in Eugene and is on faculty in the University of Oregon’s PE mind-body department.