On October 1, our Abbot, Konjin Gaelyn Godwin was appointed the new Director of the Soto Zen Buddhism International Center. She is both the first woman and the first Westerner to hold this position. As a part of her new role, she will travel to Zen Centers and monasteries throughout the North and South America, and Japan, giving talks and offering teachings. Deep bows and congratulations to Gaelyn Roshi.
Her appointment was also recognized In the San Francisco Zen Center newsletter and in “Lion’s Roar” magazine.