UNZAN TESSHIN JAMES SMITH
Tesshin is a transmitted priest of the Mokurai Silent Thunder Order who has been training in Zen since 1978 under the kind and patient guidance of Rev. Zenkai Taiun Michael Elliston Roshi, the spiritual head of the Order http://storder.org/.
Rev. Elliston is a Dharma heir of Rev. Dr. Zengaku Soyu Matsuoka Roshi and Rev. Shohaku Okumura Roshi. Tesshin has served as practice leader of the Halifax Affiliate Sangha since 1981 and presently serves as Coordinator of the Dalhousie Multifaith Centre, and Associate Abbot of Training for the Silent Thunder Order.