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Shinshu Roberts

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Astride the Highest Mountain: Dogen's Being Time (Advanced Buddhist Studies Lecture Series), CC 8/21
Rev. Shinshu Roberts is the co-founder (with Daijaku Kinst) of the Ocean Gate Zen Center located in Capitola, CA. She also teaches a monthly Dogen seminar at City Center in San Francisco. Shinshu was ordained in 1988 and trained for 17 years (4 at Tassajara) at the San Francisco Zen Center holding various leadership positions during that time, including Ino at City Center, Tenzo at Tassajara, Abbot’s Assistant for Abbess Blanche Hartman and Corporate Treasurer. Shinshu received dharma transmission in 2004 from Sojun Mel Weitsman Roshi, Abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. In 2005 she traveled to Japan and completed one month of monastic training at Zuioji, followed by Zuisse at Eiheiji and Sojiji Monasteries. Shinshu holds the appointment of Kokusaifukyoshi from the Shumucho (administrative headquarters of Soto Zen in Japan). She is a member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association and the American Zen Teachers Association.

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