Dana Center's founder, Catherine Genno Pagès Roshi is the first dharma heir of the American Zen master Dennis Genpo Merzel Roshi, who is heir of the late Taizan Maezumi Roshi, founder of the Zen Center of Los Angeles.

  The Dana Zen Center is part of the White Plum Asanga, which was founded by the late Taizan Maezumi Roshi to support and unite all the practice centers and dharma successors in his lineage. Maezumi Roshi (1931-1995) was an early pioneer in the transmission of Japanese Zen Buddhism to the West. He received dharma transmission from Hakujun Kuroda Roshi in 1955. He also received final approval as a teacher (Inka) from both Koryu Osaka Roshi and Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, thus becoming a dharma successor in three lines of Zen.


Dharma Heirs

 Genno Roshi gave Dharma Transmission to Amy Hollowell (Paris & Portugal) in July 2004, to Frank De Waele (Belgium) in July 2005, to Corinne Frottier (Hamburg, Germany) in July 2009 and to Michel Oltheten (Den Haag, Holland) in May 2014. She gave Inka to Frank De Waele in october 2015, and to Amy Hollowell in november 2015. João Rodrigues (Montreuil) received Dharma Transmission in August 2019, and Tania Turner (Richmond, UK) in July 2021, and Scott Williams (Doncaster, UK) in September 2021.


Corinne Sensei, Amy Roshi, Genno Roshi, Genpo Roshi, Franck Roshi, Michel Sensei (Montreuil, 2018)
Teachers at Tania's Transmission (Millay, 2021)
Hank Sensei, Michel Sensei, Franck Roshi, Tania Sensei, Genno Roshi, Amy Roshi, Michel Roshi, João Sensei
Photo credit : Christophe


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