Bodhisangha Zen master in Australia
Carl Hooper (Bodhi Ken)
Carl lives in Australia. He began his Zen training 1988 with Zen Master AMA Samy in Australia. Over the years this training has included extended stays at Bodhi Zendo in the mountains of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Towards the end of 2013, Zen Master AMA Samy acknowledged him as a Bodhi Sangha teacher. He has also trained with, and acknowledges a deep debt of gratitude to, a number of Diamond Sangha teachers, especially Subhana Barzargi roshi, Gillian Coote roshi, and Paul Maloney roshi.
Carl has a Masters degree in philosophy from the University of Sydney and a Doctorate from the University of New England. The title of his doctoral dissertation is Kōans: the Philosophical Investigations of Zen. Carl Hooper sensei is the founder and resident teacher of Bodhimount Zendo in Armindale, Australia which is located in Armidale in the Northern Tablelands of the Australian state of New South Wales. Mehr » Bodhimount Zendo
Here a teisho (talk during a zen retreat) by Carl about the koan "Gutei's One Finger Zen", Mumonkan case 3, January 23, 2019: