About Us

About Us

Hakubai Temple is in Boulder, Colorado, where we practice in the Zen Buddhist tradition as a “daughter” temple of Joko-ji Temple in Kamo City, Japan. We are associated with other temples in the lineage of Kobun Roshi.

Hakubai is dedicated to the practice of zazen or sitting meditation. We have daily practice, cultural programs, sesshins, and other ceremonies, such as baby blessing ceremonies, funerals, weddings, and ordinations. See schedule for our normal practice periods.

Our Abbot is Hakubai Zenji (Martin Mosko). He began his study of meditation in India with Ananda Murti in 1964. After completing graduate study of Sanskrit at Yale, he practiced with Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in San Francisco. After Roshi’s passing, he began the study of Vajrayana with Chogryam Trungpa Rinpoche in Vermont in 1971. He continued until Rinpoche’s passing in 1987. In 1974 he met Kobun who ordained him in 1979 as a Soto monk and gave him the name Hakubai Daishin. Kobun sent him to Japan to study with his elder brother, Tenzan Keibun Roshi. He trained with this master and received from him Dharma transmission in 2000. In recent years he has practiced with Eido Shimano Roshi, who gave him the name Zenji.

Please note that the Temple grounds are private property and are only open to the public during scheduled Temple activities. Also, there are people living on the grounds. If you are interested in visiting Hakubai Temple; please contact us for further information.