Kim Hoben Hansen is the resident teacher at North Shore Zendo.  He received Dharma Transmission in 2015 from  Chozen and Hogen Bays Roshis, the co-abbots of Great Vow Zen Monastery... Hoben began practicing Zen Buddhism in 1995 and has trained with Chozen and Hogen since 1996. He is a husband, father and estwhile lawyer, 

Our root teachers are Chozen  and Hogen Bays, Roshis.  Chozen Bays has practiced Zen Buddhism since 1973, when she commenced training with Taizan Maezumi, Roshi. She was ordained in 1979, finished formal koan study in 1983, and received Dharma transmission (authorization to teach), from Maezumi, Roshi the same year. Chozen is also a pediatrician, mother and wife.

Hogen Bays has practiced Zen Buddhism since 1968, first with Philip Kapleau, Roshi and then, commencing in 1980, with Maezumi, Roshi. He was ordained in 1990 and in 2000, after advice and consultation with other Zen teachers, he received Dharma transmission from Chozen, Roshi. Hogen holds a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a master’s degree in psychology.