All posts by Susan Marvin

Susan (Sen Tei Ko Kyo - Spring Garden Virtuous Presence) grew up in Vermont and came to San Francisco in 1980. She began formal practice with Sojun Mel Weitsman 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 teaches English as a Second Language at Contra Costa College in San Pablo. She enjoys singing, gardening, backpacking, and her life in Berkeley.