All posts by Baika Pratt-Heaton

Myosho Baika Andrea Heaton née Pratt (b.1960) is the founder and Abbess of Mt. Diablo Zen Group in Pleasant Hill, California. Baika is a Dharma heir in the lineage of the great Shogaku Shunryu Suzuki-roshi—founder of the San Francisco Zen Center. She has practiced Zen meditation since 1987 and received Dharma transmission in 2011 from Myoan Grace Schireson, Abbess of Central Valley Zen, California. Baika also has undergone Soto Zen training with Sojun Mel Weitsman-roshi of Berkeley Zen Center where she was a resident for many years. She is a graduate of the SPOT Leadership Program of the Shogaku Institute and has been certified by Mindfulness Schools to teach Mindfulness to children in public schools. Baika is a recipient of the Peace and Justice Award in Contra Costa County. Currently, Baika leads the daily ZOOM Zendo program.