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Eido Frances Carney

Eido Frances Carney received Dharma Transmission from Niho Tetsumei Roshi in 1997 at Entsuji Temple, in lineage with the hermit priest Ryokan after training at Shoboji Temple in Japan. She has since founded Olympia Zen Center in Washington and served as president of the national Soto Zen Buddhist Association. In 2006, Niho Roshi named her abbess of Fukujuji Temple in Kurashiki, Japan. She has published numerous articles in various publications, and is also a poet and painter.