Meikyo Chelsea True

Meikyo Chelsea True (she/they) has supported family practice with San Francisco Zen Center for more than a decade. She is lay-ordained in both the Soto Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. In 2018, Meikyo served as shuso (head monk) with Dharma Heart Zen, a Branching Streams sangha in Sebastopol, California. She is also the founder of Joyful Mind Project, a 501c3 nonprofit that supported the growth of mindfulness education in more than a dozen Bay Area schools. Meikyo currently works as a family psychotherapist and as an adjunct lecturer at California Institute of Integral Studies. She is committed to practicing at the intersection of climate, social, and racial justice—and holds family dharma practice as an expression of her bodhisattva vows.