Zengene Dō started practicing Buddhism at the age of 13 in 1964.
He became a Zen Buddhist in 1986.
He has practiced at the Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper, New York,
as well as demonstrating the martial art of Iaido, Japanese Swordsmanship at the Monastery.
He has studied Japanese Woodworking since 1989, Japanese Swordsmanship; Iaido and Kendo since 1986.
Zengene ran a business "DAIKU" for many years in Northeast Connecticut designing and building with Japanese architectural influence. Shoji screen doors, Fasuma doors, Japanese rooms along with colonial post and beam home restoration using Japanese building techniques.
Zengene has 45 years of Wildlife, Landscape and Architectural Photography in the United States and other countries.
He worked as an electronic engineer for over 40 years in the submarine field, on sonar systems. Was a teacher to the US Navy for towed array systems, always including Buddhist teachings into his navy classes.
Zengene is now in Tucson Arizona, his new home, to build Dharma Vista Zen Center, a Japanese Zen Retreat and Meditation Center.
This center will include a large studio and Zendō to bring Zen Soto and Rinzai Buddhist meditation and Dharma talks to this area. Zen gardens will be built and there will be expert demonstrations, festivals and concerts at Dharma Vista Zen Center.
All are invited to Dharma Vista Zen Center to join the Sangha.
See "Dharma Vista News"
Dharma Vista Woodworking - Daiku
Japanese Architectural Creations
13555 West Sacred Earth Place
Tucson, Arizona 85735