John Daido Loori, Roshi
Daido Roshi (1931-2009)was the founder of the Mountains and Rivers Order and abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery. A successor of Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi Roshi, he was among a handful of Zen teachers to be recognized as holders of both the Soto and Rinzai lineages of Zen. Daido Roshi drew on his background as a scientist, artist, naturalist, parent and Zen priest to establish an American Zen Buddhist training center. He was the author of numerous books, including The Eight Gates of Zen and The Zen of Creativity.