Rev. Keiryu Liên Shutt is a Dharma heir of Zenkei Blanche Hartman
Senior Dharma Teacher Zenkei Blanche Hartman began sitting in 1969 at the Berkeley Zen Center with Sojun Mel Weitsman and in San Francisco with Suzuki Roshi. She was priest ordained in 1977 by Zentatsu Baker and received dharma transmission with Sojun in 1988. Zenkei was the first woman Abbot of San Francisco Zen Center, serving in that position from 1996-2003. She was an expert in the ritual of sewing the priest’s robe (kesa) and the lay precept-holder’s garment (rakusu). Her teachings are found on SFZC’s website and in her book Seeds for a Boundless Life.