Kohno Taitsû Roshi was Kanchô at Mysohin-ji (head of the zen Rinzai order for the Mysohin-ji branch) from 2010 to 2014, and President of the Japanese Buddhist Union (2010-2012).
Kohno Taitsû was born in 1930 in the Oïta prefecture, on the island of Kyûshû. He joined Shôfuku-ji in 1953, at a time when Master Mumon had just been appointed at its head in accordance with the wishes of the monastery’s patrons’ families. He was Yamada Mumon Rôshi’s first disciple to become a Rôshi, and thus his successor in the Dharma. He took up Shôfuku-ji’s abbotship in 1977. In 1994, he was appointed Director of the Buddhist University of Hanazono. In 2004, he left Shôfuku-ji to become head of Ryômon-ji Temple, near Hime-ji. Ryômon-ji which was founded by the famous 17th C. zen master Bankei Ryôtaku.
In 2010 he consecrated the Falaise Verte Centre’s zendo accompanied by about fifteen Japanese heads of temples.
Kohno Taitsû Rôshi regularly visits the Falaise Verte Centre to supervise sesshins and maintain a strong dharma bond between temples.