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Curriculum Vitae of Henry-san

Summary Qualifications

  • Buddhist Teacher – Messenger –  30 Years – [ December 8th – 2015 ]
  • Ten years world religious study
  • Founder of Nichiren Buddha Hokkeko [Lotus] Society of Vancouver Island- 2003
  • Twenty years professional business management services
  • Fifteen years experience in contract consulting, new business start ups

Careers Accomplishments

  • PenLan Career Group, Founder/Business Manager, 1985 – 2000
  • Victoria, BC, Counselor/Career Coach/Consultant [business sold]
  • Over 22,000 clients served, personal coaching with people from all walks of life, trades, professions, academic backgrounds and businesses
  • Outplacement contractor to Military, Government, Corporate downsizing
  • Counseling people in lives  “Five Challenges” to find balance in body, mind and spirit

Following the successful sale of business, took time off to travel to Japan, practice, Buddhist study and retreat at Temples. Toured western USA and Canada as Teacher/Messenger/Guest Speaker of Buddha Dharma with emphasis on the Nichiren Tradition.


  • Meditation the Art & Act of Mindfulness ISBN#978-0-987342-1-8 [prt] 978-0-987342-2-5 [E-bk] 2016
  • Buddha Nature Now, A Lay Persons Guide to Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy, 2007, 5th Anniversary Special Edition, 2012, available in Print ISBN 978-1-4259-9914-8 and a E-Book ISBN 978-1-4678-0939-9
  • Powers, Prayers, Meditations, A Beginners Guidebook, 1987
  • Your Resume & Other Secrets, a Canadian best seller, 8,800 copies sold     


  • University of Victoria  Economics/Public Admin  Victoria, BC  BA Studies
  • American Counseling Association, Counselor Certification
  • Nichiren Shoshu International Center, Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
  • Nichiren SHU  English Translation Committee, Writings of Nichiren Shonin,  University of Hawai’i
  • T’ien-t’ai Philosophy of Buddhism, Prof. Shen, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Rosicrucian, Rosa-Crux University, five year Sanctum degree certification
  • University of Chicago – Liberal Arts Program, three years of study
  • The Study-History of Philosophy,  Copleston, S.J.   Three Year Study
  • Yogi Philosophy, Oriental Occultism, Yogi Ramacdharaka,  Two Year Study
  • Columbia University, Oriental Civilizations, Sources of Chinese Tradition
  • Certificates in Human Resource Management

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • Spiritual Care Worker/Chaplain, BC Prisons, Vancouver Island Hospitals 2013-2016 – Elder College – Island Savings – Teacher
  • Certified Member, ACA / Association for Counselling, 10 years
  • Canada National Career Transition Counselor, 8 years
  • International Counseling &  Human Development Conferences, 10 years
  • Member Association for Community Peace & Development, since 1986


  • City Of Victoria / Police Board  “Merit For Bravery”
  • City of Victoria / Mayor’s “Community Service Award”
  • BC Government e-Team Award for Training of Challenged Youth


In this lifetime, devotion to a balance of Body, Mind and Spirit, a Life Skills Counselor devoted to helping others achieve acceptance and wisdom around life’s Five Challenges of Family, Relationships, Career, Health and Economics. Dedicated Bodhisattva practice as Buddhist. Teacher/Messenger.