Art by Ashley Na

Cynthia Kear is a Soto Zen Priest and Teacher.

A disciple of Darlene Cohen, she was ordained in

2008 and Dharma Transmitted in 2010.

She is Guiding Teacher for Great Spirit Sangha

and Women of the Way Sangha. 

She is a senior Teacher for Meditation and Recovery.

Her most recent article, Already Entangled, can be found in the winter issue of Buddhadharma Quarterly.


Her primary practice interest is

skillfulness and vow,

freedom and joy.

Here. Now.

Just as the world is,

Just as we are.

Cynthia gives talks, teaches and

leads retreats throughout the Bay Area.

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