A brief biography of Myo Shin Osho (Curt Steinmetz)
1988 begins practicing Zen with Lorrie Collins, who was at that time a student of Joshu Sasaki Roshi
1989 Paul Dubin and Curt start the Indianapolis Zen Group (now the Indianapolis Zen Center) at Paul's house
1990 Completes his Ph.D. in Chemistry under the direction of Professor Raima Larter
1992 Curt becomes a student of Zen Master Dae Gak
1994 becomes Vice-Abbot of Indianapolis Zen Group
1996 does traditional 90-day "Kyol Che" retreat at Shin Won Sa Temple on Gyeryong-san Mountain in Korea - the retreat is led by Zen Master Dae Gak
That year Curt also completed work on the three-dimensional structure of a major protein involved in the metabolism of ethanol (mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase) working under the direction of Professor Tom Hurley
1998 moves to Washington, D.C. area and starts the Dae Do Sah Zen Group
2004 receives "Inka" from Zen Master Dae Gak, as well as the new Dharma Name "Myo Shin" and the title "Osho"
In addition to studying with Zen Master Dae Gak, Curt has benefitted greatly from the teaching of Zen Master Sen Shin, who was formerly Abbess of Furnace Mountain, and is now the Guiding Teacher for the Queensland Zen Center.
Curt holds a PhD in Chemistry and he has over a dozen scientific publications in electrochemistry, chaotic dynamics and protein x-ray crystallography. Professionally, he has worked in the IT field as a System Administrator since 1998. In addition to Zen he is very interested in all forms of Buddhism as well as Hinduism, Paganism, Greek philosophy, Astrology, Tarot, Jungian psychology ... well, you get the idea.
He and his wife Beth live in Rockville, Maryland.