Dainin Katagiri Roshi
January 19, 1928 – March 1, 1990
Dainin Katagiri Roshi came to the United States in 1963 after training at Eiheiji Monastery and working with Soto Propagation and Research Institute and then for the Soto Headquarters Office in Tokyo. He practiced and taught at the Zenshuji Soto Zen Mission in Los Angeles, later moving to Sokoji Soto Zen mission and then to San Francisco Zen Center, where he assisted Suzuki Roshi. In 1972 he became the first abbot of Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in Minneapolis. He returned to serve as abbot of San Francisco Zen Center between 1984 and 1985, then returning to Minneapolis. Books of his teaching include Returning to Silence (Shambhala 1988), You Have to Say Something: Manifesting Zen Insight (Shambhala 2000), and Each Moment is the Universe: Zen and the Way of Being Time (Shambhala 2008). Katagiri Roshi died in 1990.