Myles Cowherd began sitting regularly with Dharma Punx and sat longer retreats at Spirit Rock. Then the year-long Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program service work changed his life. After a layoff saw him leave the corporate world in 2013, Myles took a year to see his daughter off to college and moved into San Francisco Zen Center. Since then, he received lay initiation in Belfast at Black Mountain Zen Centre and was priest ordained at Beginner's Mind Temple with his teacher Ryushin Paul Haller. Myles is the Director of Donor Relations at San Francisco Zen Center, maintaining the community's connection to how practice feels and heals the world.