Victoria Austin (Shosan Gigen—“Sunlight Mountain Honoring the Mystery”) started practicing Zen in 1971. She came to the San Francisco Zen Center in 1975, received precepts in the seventies, was ordained a priest in January 1982, and received dharma transmission from Mel Weitsman in 1999. She has been teaching Iyengar yoga for 20 years, is a past president of the San Francisco Zen Center, and is a past tanto (head of practice) at Tassajara. She currently is serving as outreach director of SF Zen Center, helping make dharma accessible in a variety of settings.
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