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About Nonin Chowaney



Nonin

Rev. Nonin Chowaney, an American Zen Master, is a Buddhist priest trained in the Soto tradition of Zen Master Dogen. Nonin was ordained by Rev. Dainin Katagiri in Minnesota and has studied at Tassajara Zen Monastery in California and in Japan at Zuio-ji and Shogo-ji Monasteries. He received formal Dharma Transmission from Rev. Katagiri and has been certified to teach by him and by the Soto Zen Church in Japan.

Nonin lives in Omaha, Nebraska, where he is Abbot of Nebraska Zen Center / Heartland Temple. He is a regular speaker at many schools, colleges, and universities and leads Zen Buddhist retreats and workshops throughout the United States.

Nonin is also an accomplished brush calligrapher. He learned the art while training in Japan and has been practicing it for many years. His work hangs in homes and Zen Temples throughout the world.

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