Craig Carver - Chong Do Soen Sa
Craig Carver lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
He began his formal Zen training in 1982 with Roshi Philip Kapleau of the Rochester Zen Center and was also active in the affiliate Madison Zen Center (Wisconsin) until moving to Kentucky in 2001.
It was that same year he did his first retreat with Zen Master Dae Gak at the Furnace Mountain Zen Center. He received inka in 2018.
Chong Do has a Ph.D. (1976) in English Literature. In a change of career at age 48 he received a Bachelors of Nursing (1995) and then worked as a pediatric RN primarily in oncology in hospitals in Madison, Cincinnati and Lexington. He retired in 2011.
He has a passion for the Dharma, as well as for birding, stargazing and woodworking, and enjoys regularly working on carpentry projects at Furnace Mountain Zen Center.
Craig Carver can be reached at cmcarver22(at)gmail.com. (Please replace (at) with @)