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Resident Practice Leaders
Leslie James is the Abiding Teacher at Tassajara and has practiced at San Francisco Zen Center since 1971. She received lay dharma transmission from Tenshin Reb Anderson in 2001. Leslie has two grown children and has lived at Tassajara with her husband, Keith Meyerhoff, for 30 years.
Zenshin Greg Fain
Zenshin Greg Fain received dharma transmission in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi from Sojun Mel Weitsman. Greg is married and currently serves as tanto.
Shinchi Linda Galijan, Ph.D.
Shinchi Linda Galijan, Ph.D., was ordained by Sojun Mel Weitsman in 2004 and received Dharma Transmission from him in 2012. She has been a professional musician, a massage therapist, and a licensed clinical psychologist, and has practiced yoga for over 20 years. She currently serves as Director of Tassajara.
Jokai Carolyn Cavanagh
Jokai Carolyn Cavanagh has been a residential practitioner at San Francisco Zen Center since 2000. She has served as garden manager, guest student manager, and Ino at Green Gulch Farm, and she is the incoming director at Tassajara. She was ordained as a priest in 2007 and was shuso at Tassajara in 2010 with Tenshin Reb Anderson.