Orchids and Bones was started on Valentine's Day of 2013. begun by Yudo Gaku Robert Yorga as a way of bringing the teachings, specifically, Mondo Zen created by Jun Po Denis Kelly to Minneapolis.


We are about practicing:


- Sacred Stewardship

- Genuine Insight

- Emotional Response

- Conscious Embodiment

- Psychological Well-Being

- Fulfilling Livlihood

- Artistic Expression

- Selfless Service

Orchids and Bones is led by Yudo Gaku Robert Yorga, a priest in the Hollow Bones Zen Order.  

He is a ryt-200 yoga teacher & NASM Certified Personal Trainer. He faciltates Mondo Zen & is available for personal coaching.



Robert Jun-Po-portrait

Jun Po Denis Kelly, received his Zen Masters recognition in 1992. He was Vice Abbot and head monk as well as resident yoga teacher at Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kong Ji in the Catskill Mountains in New York state from 1987 through 1993. His Inka Zen lineage is in the Rinzai tradition, through Eido Shimano Roshi of the The Zen Studies Society. His yoga lineage is that of BKS Iyengar and Patabi Jois. Jun Po has been practicing, studying, and teaching Zen and Yoga for over twenty-five years.


Jun Po and me at Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji in New York, 2018