Jason Quinn JDPSN
- Inka Date: March 28, 2015
Bio: Jason Quinn JDPSN grew up in California and began practicing with the Kwan Um School in 1997, with the Dharma Sound Zen Center in Seattle. In 1999 he moved to the Providence Zen Center (PZC) where he held various staff positions. He trained as a monk for nine years, during which time he sat many long summer and winter retreats, and participated in retreats around the world, including in Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Mexico. In 2008 Jason relocated to Berkeley, California, where he became Abbot of the Empty Gate Zen Center and returned to lay life. He spent a brief time back at PZC (2012-13) to serve as Abbot, and then returned to California. He now lives in Santa Clara with his wife, son, and daughter and leads the Empty Gate Zen Center Santa Clara group. He is currently a teacher and the vice abbot at the Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley, CA and teaches throughout the US.