RM Jiyu-Kennett Roshi

JANUARY 1, 1924 – NOVEMBER 6, 1996


Shasta Abbey is a Buddhist monastery in the Serene Reflection Meditation (Soto Zen) tradition and is a temple in the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives. The late Reverend Master Jiyu-Kennett, founder of the Order, established Shasta Abbey in 1970 and was its Abbess until her death in 1996. The monastery is home to 25-30 ordained, celibate male and female priests and is located on 16 acres of forested land north of the town of Mt. Shasta, California.

Roshi was one of our Godparents from very beginning after Murshid S.A.M.’s passing.

Read Saul’s Story about meeting Roshi…

short biography and photos can be found at the Shasta Abbey website