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

David Zimmerman

Kanzan David Zimmerman has been practicing Zen for nearly 25 years, half of which have been in residence at San Francisco Zen Center. He was ordained as a Soto Zen priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 2006, and spent eight years at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, where he held a number of positions including monastery director and Head Monk. David currently serves as SFZC's Program Director and is a co-facilitator for SFZC's monthly Queer Dharma gatherings. He regularly leads workshops and retreats on living an awakened, compassionate life, including supporting the practice of 'Transforming Depression and Anxiety' with Dr. Lee Lipp.

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