Abbot & Guiding Teacher: Venerable Hoden
Venerable Hoden was ordained as a monk in 2010 and as a Bhikkhu in 2016. He has been studying and practicing Zen, Buddhism and Martial Arts for over 38 years. He currently acts as Abbot and Guiding Teacher for Dharma Gate Zen, as well as the Head Instructor of Homonji Iaido (Japanese sword arts).
Hoden graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Marygrove College in Detroit, and an Associates Degree in Buddhist Studies from Dong-Bang Seminary, South Korea. He is the author of “Walk: A contemporary guide to the eightfold path” and “Awake: A contemporary guide to you”