Maitreya Matthew Carlos has practiced Zen Buddhism in the
Ts'ao-tung/Soto manner for 20 years and received Dharma transmission in the
summer of 2000. A spiritual teacher with students on both the east and west
coasts of the United States, Matthew takes an improvisational attitude
towards traditional forms, and seeks to re-synthesis the roots of the major
Buddhist traditions in a manner appropriate for contemporary western
practitioners. He was recently honored with the title 'rinpoche'.