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Kanzan David Zimmerman

Kanzan David Zimmerman has been practicing Zen for 20 years, over half of which have been in residence at San Francisco Zen Center. He was ordained in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi by Rev. Teah Strozer in 2006, and spent eight years at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, where he held a number of positions including monastery director and Head Monk (Shuso). David is now Program Director at City Center/SFZC and also serves on the SFZC Cultural Inclusivity & Awareness Committee, is a co-facilitator of Queer Dharma, and supports Dr. Lee Lipp with classes and workshops on "Transforming Depression and Anxiety."

Academic and Training background: BA University of Colorado, Boulder (Humanities); Certificate of Zen Ministry, Shogaku Zen Institute/Zen Priest Training Seminary (three-year program).

David has regularly led retreats, workshops and classes at SFZC and other Dharma centers since 2010, particularly on Transforming Depression and Anxiety with Dr. Lee Lipp, Zen and Yoga, and offerings of interest to the LGBTQ community.