Dennis Genpo Merzel to continue to teach

Kanzeon Zen Center has announced that Dennis Genpo Merzel, who recently stepped down as a Zen priest, will be continue to teach with a new title, Zen Master.

Genpo Merzel disrobed a month and a half ago, following reports of sexual misconduct with students.  Members of the American Zen community united to express their feelings about his actions and how to move forward.

Sweeping Zen posted this response to Kanzeon Zen Center’s recent announcement of Genpo Merzel’s Zen Master status.