Kodo Sawaki [1880-1965] was one of the most influential Soto Zen teachers of the 20th century. He was born in Tsu City, Japan.
ARTHUR BRAVERMAN grew up in New York City and became interested in Zen Buddhism in his early twenties. After serving two years in the US Peace Corps in Nigeria, he went to Japan to practice meditation. There he met Kosho Uchiyama and decided to practice at Antaiji in Kyoto while studying the writing of Dogen Zenji. He has been studying Classical Japanese and practicing meditation ever since.