"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Myo Denis Lahey

Rev. Myo Denis Lahey began Zen practice while still in high school in 1969, with a zazenkai (Zen meditation group) started by Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi in Los Altos, CA. After 13 years of lay practice during undergraduate and graduate university studies in Sanskrit, psychology, computer science and motor mechanics, he undertook full-time residential training at the San Francisco Zen Center's three campuses, receiving clergy ordination in 1986 from Rev. Tenshin Reb Anderson. He was shuso (head monk) at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in 1989, and again at Green Gulch Farm in 1990. He received Dharma Transmission from Rev. Anderson in 1999, and began tenure as tanto (Prior) at Tassajara that same year. In 2002 he left Tassajara to be resident clergyperson at the Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco, where he is currently teaching.

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