Koyo Engenach

In the early 1970’s Koyo Engenach started taking an interest in Zen following meetings with Joshu Sasaki Roshi. He then moved back to his home in Boulder, Colorado and started the University Zen Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Another draw to the University was in the Department of Asian Studies with Professor Richard DiMartino who co-authored the book “Zen Buddhism and Psychoanalysis” with Erich Fromm and D.T. Suzuki. Koyo then moved back to California to spend the next ten years at the Mount Baldy Zen Center under the guidance of Joshu Sasaki. He was ordained as a monk in 1987 and as full Osho in 1995. After returning to Colorado he joined professor Len Pinto in on-campus Zen activities, including daily Zen sittings, and monthly zazenkai retreats. In 2019 he was invited back to the Mount Baldy Zen Center where he serves as Director of the Center.

Sohan Noah Youngelson


Sohan began his study of Zen practice while attending college in Boulder, CO, where he studied and lived at the University Zen Center. Then wishing to further his Zen practice, he moved to Mt. Baldy Zen Center where he trained with Joshu Sasaki Roshi, was ordained, and immersed himself in daily Rinzai Zen practice. After his training at Mt. Baldy, Sohan helped run Rinzai-ji Zen Center in Los Angeles.

Sohan currently lives in Venice, CA where he leads a sitting group and helps with retreats at Mt. Baldy.  Sohan is dedicated to bringing Zen practice to a new generation of students and nurturing the seeds of Zen practice in the West.