Shogen Jody Greene

Vice Chair
Jody Greene

Shogen Jody Greene came to Zen practice through attending a Tassajara work period in September 2001. They received Jukai (Lay Ordination) from Sobun Katherine Thanas in 2005 and completed three Tassajara practice periods since 2008. They served as head student (shuso) with City Center Abiding Abbot Tenzen David Zimmerman for the 104th practice period at Tassajara in Fall 2019. Their teachers are Daijaku Kinst and Leslie James. Jody is Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Professor of Literature and Feminist Studies, at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where they have also been active in the fields of Queer Studies and Contemplative Pedagogy. In 2016, they became the founding Director of the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning at UCSC, bringing resources, advocacy, and support to UCSC’s faculty and graduate students in a rapidly changing educational environment. Jody has taught meditation, yoga, and other contemplative practices at Tassajara, Esalen and, annually since 2013, in Ladakh, India. They are honored to serve on the San Francisco Zen Center Board.