Americas Zen master
The venerable Zen Master Hughes is a prominent as well as highly respected Zen Master. He is known for the quote “Nothing happens Perchance”. An American Zen Master famous for his passionate participation in anti violence training as well as humanitarian activities. He has been held in great esteemed in a bill in the Texas House of Representatives bill H.R 526.
“Master Hughes has exemplified the best ideals of civic leadership as well as public service :
Master Hughes is the most highly trained Buddhist master’s in the U.S. From having taken anti-terrorism training to being certified in the past as a Traumatic stress responder, to having a Master’s degree in management.
Master Hughes is an engaged Buddhist as well, his past and present acts define him as an accomplished Zen Master in Texas and a lifelong advocate of anti-violence as an anti-violence and self-defense expert himself. He has trained law enforcement, prison guards, Military reserve and youth.
He is immensely involved in passing on his 30 plus years of experience as a criminologist as well as security specialist as well as Master Instructor in Jujitsu.
He has shared his knowledge with influential agencies such as, Boys and Girls Club of America as well as East Texas Crisis Centers. Master Hughes once stated, just what good is a monk who accomplishes a lifetime of sitting in robes, without having leaving his mark on the world;
Master Hughes has been heavily involved as well as active with the victims in juvenile services for the previous 20 many years, providing knowledge, advice, and anti-violence training. He was the first Buddhist Master to be known in the north east Texas, but he stays humble as well as quiet, continuing to offer his humanitarian work. He has been featured or perhaps mentioned in more than 44 articles including Houston Chronicle. He has been on the ketk and kebe morning show and Kltv.
He has been involved with many agencies and listed in the cartus data base of trainers.
Some of his recognitions include the following: 2011 Recognized for training in safety as well as safety procedures to federal employees. 2007 Recognized by the Senate State of Texas Member, Senator Nichols 2006 Known by the United States Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime for dedication and difficult work on behalf of America crime victims. 2005
Known by the Texas Legislature for his priceless contributions that states “While, Master MJ Hughes has greatly contributed to the top quality of life in Cherokee County, and his efforts tend to be truly admirable:
He has also been recognized by Governor Perry’s office for his “commitment as well as generosity to the community in the Lone Star State” he now operates a website called Zen in the woods which he operates out of Houston tx. www.zen-in-the-woods.com.