Sojun Mel Weitsman

Sojun Mel Weitsman

Sojun Mel Weitsman is Abbot of Berkeley Zen Center, and a former Abbot of San Francisco Zen Center. He began practice with Suzuki Roshi in 1964, and was ordained as a priest in 1969. He received dharma transmission from Suzuki’s son Gyugaku Hoitsu Roshi in 1984. He has led many practice periods, ordained many students, given dharma transmission to a number of priests, and enjoys spreading Suzuki Roshi’s teaching. He especially welcomes beginners.