Interview with Shinzan Roshi, Zen master and abbot of Gyukuryuji, Japan
Shinzan Miyamae Roshi is abbot of the hermitage temple Gyokuryuji, founded in the 1600s by Zen Master Bankei. He ordained as a monk at the age of 31, trained hard, and is now a deeply realised master. He is well known for taking a vigorous stance against teachers without genuine insight.
In this interview, recorded at Gyokuryuji in July 2014, Daizan Roshi (one of Shinzan Roshis Dharma heirs) asks him how he got into Zen and how he became a Zen master.
Over many years of strict training, both in Japan and in the UK, Julian Daizan Skinner Roshi received Dharma Transmission and permission to teach in both the Soto and Rinzai lineages of Zen. He now teaches at the Yugagyo Dojo in London, UK. For more information see www.zenways.org