Gendo Lucy Xiao 玄道

Gendo Lucy Xiao (玄道) is a Zen priest, a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and a lifelong student of the Way.

Born and raised in Guangzhou (Canton), China, Lucy was exposed to the rich tapestry of eastern spiritual teachings when she was young. Despite having resided in the United States for many years, she remains deeply connected to her Chinese heritage and takes great joy in sharing the teachings of her ancestors.

She started practicing at San Francisco Zen Center in 2000. In 2010, she received priest ordination and, in 2014, she served as the head monk at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Lucy's training extends across both China and the US, where she had the privilege of learning from Zen masters such as Ryushin Paul Haller Roshi, Sojun Mel Weitsman Roshi, and Ven. Hongjue.

She is the guiding teacher of "Harmony Zen," a community dedicated to meditation, in-depth studies, and cultivating awareness and loving kindness in everyday life. To learn more about her offerings, please visit

玄道老師生長於中國廣州, 於上世紀80年代與佛法結緣, 2000 年始在鈴木俊龍大師創辦的舊金山禪修中心 (San Francisco Zen Center) 習禪, 多年來有幸師從前住持龍心禪道長老和白龍宗純長老, 2010 年剃度, 2014 年在塔撒哈拉禪山中心任首座. 玄道老師為美國針灸暨東方醫學博士, 並創辦 Harmony Zen 禪苑, 在修行和教學上結合東西方元素, 別具一格.