Jyoshin Clay holds a B.S. in Genetics from the University of Kansas, and is currently working on an M.Div from Maitripa College in Portland, which has included an internship as a hospice chaplain with a local hospice. Prior to monastic practice, she spent several years as a research technician in a neuroscience lab at the Vollum Institute at OHSU.
Jyoshin was ordained into the priesthood by Kyogen Carlson, abbot of Dharma Rain Zen Center in 2008. She spent three months at Zen Mountain Monastery in New York in the fall of 2011. She served DRZC as shuso in 2014, with Hossen in 2015. She has received both Denkai & Denbo transmission, in December 2015 and August 2018, respectively. As well as serving on WEZC’s Board of Directors and as our Guiding Teacher, Jyoshin is active in many capacities at DRZC.
Jody Shintai Dungay started practicing at Dharma Rain and in 1991 and received lay transmission from Gyokuko Carlson in 2011. Shintai is a teacher at Wy’East Zen Center in Sandy, Oregon and Bright Way Zen in Beaverton. She was a resident at the temple from 1999-2001 and again in 2010 after returning from living in Germany for seven years. Shintai was educated at Linfield College and Portland State University. She works as a speech-language pathologist with young children and their families. She is a member of the Lay Zen Teachers Association and American Zen Teachers Association.
If you have particular practice questions or would like an individual meeting you may contact Shintai [jdungay at hotmail.com] to schedule an in-person appointment. If you have met with Shintai at least one time in person, Shintai is also available to meet online via zoom. Appointments may be scheduled through the following link: https://calendly.com/meet_with_shintai/zoom-appointment-with-shintai-for-dharma-interview