All posts by Susan Marvin

Susan grew up in Vermont and came to San Francisco in 1979. She began formal practice with Sojun Roshi at BZC in 1991, where she immediately felt at home. She received lay ordination in 1995. She left temple practice later when she and her husband were raising their child, returning when their daughter began high school. She was the head student (Shuso) in 2015 and was given Lay Entrustment by Sojun in 2019. Susan retired from teaching English as a Second Language at the community college level in 2023. She enjoys life with her husband Victor in and around Berkeley and out beyond in wild places.