Who We Are


Kintsugi Sangha is pleased to trace its leadership directly back to the origins of the Hollow Bones lineage of Rinzai Zen by way of our leader, Erich Moraine.

Kintsugi Sangha leader, Erich Moraine

Erich Moraine took jukai vows in 2010 from Jun Po Roshi, Head Abbott of the Hollow Bones lineage of Rinzai Zen. He was ordained by Meru Danda Roshi in 2012 and acknowledged by his dharma name as Roshi Shokan Muishitu in 2018. This name translates as “true man of no rank with clear insight.”

Erich is an ordained community minister affiliated with Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church in Hartland, Wisconsin, where he supports the Senior Minister in providing Sunday morning services and pastoral care and in leading the Kintsugi Sangha, which he started in 2014. He is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship and of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Community Ministers.

He works as an independent research glassblower and lives with his wife and their dog, Finn, in a rural farmhouse in southeastern Wisconsin.

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