Ryushin Paul Haller (Urban Temple Dharma Teacher)

Ryushin Paul Haller (Urban Temple Dharma Teacher)

Ryushin Paul Haller is a dharma heir of Sojun Mel Weitsman and has been teaching for over 25 years. He served as abiding abbot at City Center from 2003 to 2012, and is currently the Urban Temple Dharma Teacher at City Center. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, he teaches throughout the US and Europe and has led mindfulness programs to assist with depression and recovery. Paul has also taught in prisons and has a long involvement with the Zen Hospice Project. He has been practicing yoga for 25 years.

Founder and former director of outreach at SFZC, Paul is interested in finding ways of expressing our practice in society, both as compassionate service and making it available to as many people as possible.