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Keith DaiShin Goffin


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Keith served in the US Army from 1982 till 2016 at which point he retired from active duty after serving over 33 years with numerous Special Operations Units as both a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer and a Commissioned Officer. He has over 40 months of direct combat experience. Keith met Claude AnShin Thomas while in attendance at a veterans retreat at the Magnolia Zen Center in 2018. Keith holds a M.A. in Management in Organizational Development from Webster University and a B.S. in Eastern Philosophy from East Tennessee State University. In November 2023 he took novice vows (jukai) at the Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany and received his ordained name DaiShin. He lives in Elizabethton, Tennessee.



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