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Kotai for Snow Training Period 2014

In the monastery there are two training periods, the rainy season and the winter season. Today is the KOTAI the change of positions which means the new training period (winter season) is starting. The different responsibilities were already decided by Hyakujo EkaiZenji, who gave the basic outline as to how a Zen monastery should function. Harada Roshi decides each time, who would be challenged as well as supported in their training by taking on a certain job/position. Below you can see the new Kotai positions:

Jikijitsu: Roshi

Joko (leading the zendo): Doho Ekei Sogen Daishu

Jisha (caretaker of the sangha): Kogen, Agata

Zendokan (Advisor for training matters): Daichi

Densu (Hondo caretaker and sutra leader): Sogen Bodhiprajna Shogan

Fuzui (Taking care of guests and events): Daishu Seishin

Tenzo (Main cook):  Ekei Shokin

Enzu (Gardener): Domyo Sokyu

Guesthouse: Jiko Ramona

Zomu (Repair work): Pavel Daniel

Hakkakudo (Caretaker of the eight corner building): Doho

Fusu (Finance manager): Roshi

Shika (Taking care of special guests): Roshi

Zendo (living in the zendos): Doho Domyo Sochu Junsei Agata Pavel Yokoyama Sokyu Dace Daniel


Hokuozan Sogenji Monastery: ShoE ZenshiTahoma Sogenji Monastery: Daichi Osho, Dairin Osho, Indozan Sogenji Monastery: Bodhi Zenji, Hidden Valley Zen Center: Sozui Zenni, Denmark Zendo: Daiko Koji, Enzo House Hospice: KozanShofuku Sodo Kato: Gensei Zenji

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