Michael Andrew Doherty, is a musicker of shakuhachi and percussion, a composer, ink painter, and jinashi shakuhachi craftsman. He works from his studio named Blue Cloud Mountain 青雲山, located on the side of a mountain near Palmer Lake, Colorado.  He also writes essays, philosophizes, and is a published poet.

You will find shakuhachi, information concerning lessons, and ink/brush paintings for sale on this site, inspired by years of meditation and contemplation, shakuhachi/honkyoku experience and investigation into silence and sound.  There is also poetry to be discovered.

May you be well, happy and peaceful.


Photo, Crestone Mountain Zen Center, 2019