Sangha Leaders

Winding Path Sangha is led by Shingaku Jenny Henderson, an ordained soryo (Tendai lineage priest). She began practicing Buddhism in 1999. She received doshu (temple assistant) ordination in 2002 and betsuin soryo ordination in 2006 from Ven Monshin Paul Naamon. She received soryo ordination from Ven. Kojitu Kobori in 2015.

Ryushin Nick Karapasas, also an ordained soryo assists at the Sangha. Nick received doshu ordination in 1998 and betsuin soryo ordination in 2003 from Monshin, and in 2010 he again received soryo ordination from Ven. Komori Shukei. Before his involvement with the Nagado Sangha, Ryushin led a sangha in Buffalo, NY for a number of years.


Ryushin and Shingaku chant sutra at the Tendai Buddhist Institute 2016 New Years Eve Service