Trikaya Zen Center


Seattle, WA


816 North 38th Street, Seattle, Washington 98103

About Us

Rich Taido Christofferson Sensei

Taido Sensei a successor of Dennis Genpo Merzel Roshi, trained at Kanzeon Zen Center in Salt Lake City where he was head of the training hall for 7 years and recieved Shiho, Dharma Transmission in 2007. He currently resides in Seattle Washington where he is establishing the Trikaya Zen Center.

Taido Sensei originally became interested in Zen practice while in the trucking business in the New York area. He attended some training and sesshin there in the 80’s before moving to Salt Lake City in 1988 to attend University and sit with the Wasatch Zen Group under Jim Curtice. Genpo Roshi was the then visiting Sensei, and Taido Sensei attended his first Sesshin under his guidance in November of 1988.

After graduation he worked in the desert with a mapping crew for archaeological firms for a few years before he became more serious about training and later recieved Tokudo in 1994. From then on he participated in training full time, finding employment that would accommodate the Zen training schedules.

For a while he trained with Tenkei Roshi (A senior successor of Genpo Roshi) at Zen River in the Netherlands before returning to Salt Lake City in 2001 where he remained recieving Transmission in 2007 and finally departing in the beginning of 2009. He’s also trained at Zen Mountain Center under Tenshin Fletcher Roshi a successor of Maezumi Roshi for the spring Ango of 2009 before continuing up to Seattle where he now resides.


A brand new Sitting in the Fremont area of Seattle under the direction of Taido Sensei, newly arrived from Kanzeon Zen Center in Salt Lake City.

Our Schedule

Every Sunday morning 10:00-11:30am. Sunday is more of a public talk. We’ll sit for roughly 30 minutes cushions and chairs provided.

Monday, June 6, 2011

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