Sangha Leaders

Rev. Doshin is the founder of the Blue Mountain Tendai Sangha.


Rev. Doshin moved to Denver more than a decade ago. Living in Chicago he felt the need to be in a more natural setting and relocated, so he could spend time in the mountains. He felt a deep need to spend time there. He married and had two children, but his first wife died in 2011. He began training to be a Buddhist monk in the spring of 2010 and was given Doshu ordination by his Teacher Ven. Monshin Naamon on the 21st of October, 2012. He later received Betsuin Soryo Tokudo (Lineage Holder Ordination) in June of 2017. Doshin encourages people to stay very aware so they can learn, especially when times are tough. In spring of 2013 Doshin married Senshin who he trained alongside and was ordained with. Together they lead the Colorado Tendai Sangha and host most of it’s activities from their home.

Rev. Senshin O'Brien

Rev. Senshin is from Denmark, in the beginning of 2013 she moved to Denver and shortly thereafter married Doshin. She is co leader of the Blue Mountain Tendai Sangha.

In 2008 Senshin met her teacher Rev. Shomon Pia Trans (Danish Soryo Tendai Priest), and received her Dharma name, which means ‘Devoted Heart’. She started and led a group in Denmark while training for ordination. She was given Doshu ordination in 2012 at the New York temple, alongside Doko. She appreciates the many practices the Tendai School has to offer. As a Sangha leader she focuses on making the Dharma easy for everyone to incorporate into daily life.

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