was a resident of Zen Center from 2001 to 2008, first for three years at Tassajara and then for four more years at City Center. She has helped hundreds of students sew their rakusus in the City Center sewing room, where she currently leads a class with Tim Wicks every other Saturday afternoon. She is also known for her photographs, and her page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/renshin/
has been called “The Zen Center Yearbook.”
Ren made jukai with Myogen Steve Stücky in 1996, when he gave her the name Renshin Jiko (Lotus Heart/Mind, Boundless Compassion); was priest ordained with Zenkei Blanche Hartman in 2003; was Shuso with Myogen-roshi at Tassajara in 2008; and received Dharma Transmission from him in 2013. She lives on the Peninsula, where she works as a hospice chaplain.
- For information on Renshin's sitting group, visit zenvines.net.
- For information on Renshin's recent book, Entering the Monastery, visit renshinbunce.com.