Rosan Yoshida, founder and director of Missouri Zen Center, received dharma transmission from Dainin Katagiri Roshi in 1989 and from Tsugen Narasaki Roshi in 1993. He was certified by Soto Shu as an international teacher in 1994. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University and M.A. from Tokyo University. He is the author of NO SELF - A Systematic Interpretation of Buddhism and Limitless Life: Dogen's World as well as other books, articles and translations. He participated in the Parliament of the World's Religions and is promoting the Global Ethic. He is a primary founder and advisor of the Global System Ethic Association.