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Welcome to New Board Members

We are pleased to welcome Roger Hillyard as well as a new corporate secretary, Maria Linsao, to the San Francisco Zen Center Board. Roger has been appointed to fill the vacancy created by Furyu Nancy Schroeder’s move to the ex-officio seat and cover the balance of her elected three-year term, which will end December 31, 2015.

We are grateful for their willingness to join the board and to bring their experience and practice to the oversight of San Francisco Zen Center.

Living in the neighborhood around City Center when it first was established in the late 1960s, it only took me 40 years and many miles traveled to get through the front door. Long a student of spiritual pursuits and community-based activities, from the moment I came to Zen Center it felt like home. I began practicing in 2007 and received jukai from Shosan Victoria Austin in 2009.


I am an ordained Zen priest, currently living and practicing at the City Center temple of San Francisco Zen Center and serving as Corporate Secretary. I have also lived and practiced at the other two Zen Center temples, Tassajara and Green Gulch. My teacher is Eijun Linda Cutts.