Koshin Julia Ten Eyck is a relationship and child welfare attorney, mediator and Zen priest in San Francisco. Julia has had an active spiritual and meditation practice of one form or another for more than three decades. In 2004, she found Zen practice (or Zen practice found her), and she became a student of Zen and a practicing member of Hartford Street Zen Center. She received jukai in 2006 and received priesthood ordination in 2010 with her root teacher, the late Surei Darlene Cohen. Julia is the past president, and still member of, the Hartford Street Zen Center Board of Directors, and is also a longtime member of the Dharma Lawyers, a group of Buddhist attorneys led by Mary Mocine. In 2012, she completed three years of sangha leadership training and was granted a certificate of Zen Ministry by the Shogaku Zen Institute. She is also a student of yoga and a writer, and loves to travel, especially to visit her daughter in New York City as often as possible.