Alex Greene is a long-time Zen practitioner and Zen priest in the Chozen-ji line of Rinzai Zen. He spent 3 years as a live-in trainee at the Daihonzan (headquarters) Chozen-ji, and is a student under Yokoyama Roshi. He is a priest-in-residence and has been a core part of building the Spring Green location of Chozen-ji Wisconsin Betsuin, a Zen training facility founded in 2006.
Alex has deep experience in eco-friendly construction and timber management. He started and ran Red Beard Woodworks, a small business for specialty timber products. He also teaches Zen and swordwork at the Japanese Cultural Center in Chicago. Alex applies his Zen training and martial arts background to his work as a certified practitioner of Integral Bodywork.® He holds a degree in Philosophy from University of Hawaii.