Barbara Machtinger

Barbara Machtinger

Barbara Machtinger, Kie Jōshin (taking refuge; always intimate), began her residency at Green Gulch Farm in 2000. She practiced at Tassajara beginning in 2003 and has resided at City Center since late 2005. She currently holds the role of Shika (guest manager). Prior to coming to San Francisco Zen Center, she worked and practiced for several years at the Community of Mindful Living, supporting Thich Nhat Hanh’s work in the United States. She has had a lifelong interest in psychology, Iyengar yoga, meditation, and spirituality.