Senior Leaders

IMG_2484Mn. Dr. Brian Jin-Deng Kenna 金燈, Director of Interfaith Communications.  Jin-Deng  has been conferred a Precept Holder by his root teacher, Xi-Ken Shi, after completion of his required studies and a period of discernment.  Brian is the Meditation Leader of our Group in Long Island, New York.  Jin-Deng continues his formal training in monastic formation under the guidance of David Astor Sensei.  He received a BA, Masters in Ministry and Doctorate in Theology from Crossroads Theological Seminary.  He continued his post graduate education at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business in the Executive Certificate Program as well as Post Graduate studies in law receiving a Paralegal Certification from Blackstone Law.  Prior to stepping on the Buddhist path, he was a Baptist minister assigned to  several churches specializing in youth programs.   If you would like information on how to attend his meditation classes, his email is:

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