Dharma talk given at SPZG in May 2015
Sensei Shinzan was born in Veracruz, Mexico, He has been practicing Zen since 1996. In Mexico City, he met Korean Zen Teacher, Ven. Samu Sunim. Shinzan trained in the Buddhist Maitreya Seminar under Samu Sunim as he lived in the Toronto Zen Buddhist Temple for 4 years. He was ordained in 2004 as a Zen Buddhist Priest.
In 2006 became a resident and student of Roshi Joan Halifax at Upaya Zen Center and trained for over 8 years. He received Dharma transmission from Roshi Joan in Jan 2015.He has taught Zazenkai and Sesshins at Upaya and co-teaches teen retreats in around the US.
Shinzan divides his time between the U.S. and Mexico. Currently he is resident teacher at the Dharma Bums Temple in San Diego, California, where he works with teens and young adults, and leads the Spanishspeaking Sangha.