Our Teacher, Diane Eshin Rizzetto

Diane Eshin RizzettoDiane Eshin’s teaching approaches Zen Mindfulness practice as a path that encourages us to meet our daily life in the spirit of honest inquiry and mindful awareness.  She guides the Bay Zen Center as a lay practice community that offers support and encouragement for people with varied backgrounds, experiences, and responsibilities.

She is author of Waking Up to What You Do: A Zen Practice for Meeting Every Situation with Intelligence and Compassion (Shambhala).  The book approaches the Zen precepts clearly and simply, illustrating how anyone can develop open, honest questioning, and take clear responsibility for their actions.

Read the San Francisco Chronicle interview with Diane.

Diane received Dharma Transmission in the White Plum Lineage from Charlotte Joko Beck in 1995.  She is a member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association, the American Zen Teachers Association and is a founding member of the Ordinary Mind Zen School. She works with students locally and from a distance and travels to Europe to lead retreats.