Shogen Danielson began practicing at San Francisco Zen Center in 2001. He was ordained as a priest in 2008 by Teah Strozer and was shuso at Tassajara in 2013 with Kiku Christina Lehnherr. He worked with the United States Peace Corps in Africa for four and a half years during two stints as a volunteer teaching science, math, and life skills. His formal educational training includes a B.S. in Engineering Physics with a minor in Astronomy and a M.S. in Physics and Astronomy. He currently serves as the treasurer at Tassajara. Shogen loves spending time in nature: walking, hiking, backpacking and camping. And mostly he loves sharing all of this with his 8 year old son and 3 year old daughter.