From Organic Torah:
Rabbi Sher, a Jewish Renewal rabbi, serves as congregational rabbi for Ha-Emek: Honest, Inclusive, Progressive Judaism in Silicon Valley. Rabbi Jeremy works full-time as a chaplain at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute and University of California San Francisco Medical Center. An experienced nonprofit leader and a veteran of eight boards, he is the author of Growth through Governance: What Every Jewish Nonprofit Leader Needs to Know. He received his M.Div. degree from Harvard Divinity School, where he was Ministry Fellow and Harry Austryn Wolfson Fellow in Jewish Studies, and received the prestigious Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowship to spend a year of field study in Israel. In 2016 he was ordained by his longtime teacher, Rabbi Natan Margalit. Prior to entering this field, he worked as the CEO for a software company.
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Shosan Victoria Austin began practicing both Zen and yoga in 1971. In the Soto Zen tradition, she is entrusted as a Dharma heir in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, an international priest of the Soto School, and a Dharma teacher at San Francisco Zen Center. She trained in the U.S., in India, and in Japan. In the Iyengar tradition, she is certified as an Intermediate teacher.
In addition to working with the yogic needs of meditation students around the country, in diverse settings including workplaces, institutions, and homes, Victoria teaches public yoga classes at San Francisco Zen Center and the Abode of Iyengar Yoga, ethics and teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco’s Teacher Training Program, and serves as an assessor of the next generation of Iyengar yoga teachers.
She trains regularly with senior yoga and Zen teachers, including Sojun Mel Weitsman, Manouso Manos, and the Iyengar family. Victoria’s practice goal is to wake up in a way that benefits beings. Her teaching goals include transmitting Zen Buddhism as a yogic path and Yoga as a path of awareness. Keeping faith with each tradition, she offers classes and workshops accessible to a wide variety of abilities and circumstances.
Her website is victoriaaustin.org. See our Saturday schedule for more details.
Our weekly dharma talks are back in the iTunes store, and are also now available on Google Play and Stitcher! So whichever way you prefer to get your podcasts, you will be able to receive the dharma from our temple automatically every week.
From San Francisco Zen Center:
Fugan Eugene Bush, D.D., began formal Zen practice in 1982 and received Dharma transmission from Katherine Thanas in 2010. Gene serves as one of the Practice Leaders of Santa Cruz Zen Center. He also became a teacher for the Arcata Zen Group in 2012, with occasional forays to Hartford Street Zen Center and to Queer Dharma at San Francisco Zen Center. He teaches the traditional practice of sewing Buddha’s Robe. He is retired from his paid work as a teacher in a public alternative high school in Santa Cruz. Gene is most interested in the ways in which formal practice trains us for everyday life.
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