JiSen Stephen Hale

JiSen Stephen Hale

JiSen Stephen Hale worked as a Greyhound Bus baggage handler and later as a science and math teacher at an alternative high school before beginning Buddhist practice in 2002. He became a San Francisco Zen Center resident in 2005, first at Tassajara, and presently at Green Gulch Farm. He was ordained as a Soto Zen priest by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 2012. He has a bachelor degree in ecology, and has two daughters and three granddaughters.