Un-Jo Karen Hamilton

Un-Jo Karen Hamilton

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Karen began practicing in 1979 and is a founding member of the sangha. She was a student at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and San Francisco Zen Center for about four years, and was lay ordained in 2002 by Eijun Linda Cutts. She previously served on the board and has managed the website for some years. She is an artist and former librarian.

Shitoku Rollin Ives

Shitoku Rollin Ives

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Rollin is a long time Valley Streams member and coordinates our Tuesday Morning sittings and book group.  Rollin received Jukai (lay precepts) from Steve Weintraub in 2016 at Presidio Hill Zen Center in San Francisco. He began practicing Buddhism in 2001. His Buddhist name is translated as Lion of Devotion – Imperturbable Heart.