The Dharma Council assists and advises the Abbot(s) and Godo in determining matters of liturgy and teaching, and giving direction to the membership on these matters. It pays attention to strategic planning for the future function and evolution of the temple, in cooperation with the Board of Directors. The Dharma Council pays particular attention to the Teaching (Red and Blue) side of the temple, and to the training of people who could be qualified to serve as temple officers in the future.

Dharma Council

Current members of the Dharma Council are:

  • Mike Gyoshi Kaplan, Assistant Godo
  • Heidi Enji Hoogstra
  • Sylvan Genko Rainwater
  • Kyri Kengan Treiman, Tanto
  • Gabe Fields
  • Phyllis Daiko Maynard
  • Madeleine Sokuthu Mader
  • Robert Hakugyu Reinhart
  • Michael Eiko Howells

To contact the Dharma Council, send email to

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