Myogen Kathryn Stark, MA, MDiv, began formal Zen practice in 1990 at Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Zen Centers and has received training in Japan and at Tassajara Zen Mt. Center. In 2003, she received priest ordination from Sobun Katherine Thanas, Abbot of Santa Cruz Zen Center. Kathryn received Dharma transmission from Shosan Victoria Austin in September 2013. She received master of arts and master of divinity degrees in Buddhist studies with a specialty in Buddhist chaplaincy in 2012 from the Graduate Theological Union and Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley. She currently works full time as an interfaith chaplain at Hospice of Santa Cruz County.