Zengene started practicing Buddhism at the age of 13 in 1964. He later became a Zen Buddhist in 1990. 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 and Japanese Swordsmanship; Iaido 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.
Zengene has now come to Tucson, Arizona, his new home, to build a Japanese Zen Retreat and Meditation Center called Dharma Vista Zen Center. This center will include a large studio and Zendo to bring Buddhist meditation and Dharma talks to this area. Zen gardens will be built and along with these features, there will be expert demonstrations, festivals and concerts at the
Dharma Vista Zen Center.
All are invited to Dharma Vista to join our Sangha.
See "Dharma Vista News"
Dharma Vista Woodworking - Daiku
Japanese Architectural Creations
13555 West Sacred Earth Place
Tucson, Arizona 85735