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About Jason Quinn


Jason Quinn JDPSN grew up in California and began practicing Zen in 1997 with the Kwan Um School of Zen in Seattle. He resided at the Providence Zen Center for ten years where he held various staff positions, including Abbot. He trained as a monk for nine years, during which he sat many long summer and winter Kyol Che retreats, and participated in retreats around the world. Since 2001, Jason has worked with hundreds of people helping them to strengthen their Zen practice and create a path for a more clear and compassionate life. Jason studied under Zen Master Dae Kwang for 16 years and received inka (authorized to lead retreats and give koan interviews) in 2015 and is a teacher and Vice Abbot at the Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley, CA. He is also a teacher for Kwan Um School of Zen Online Sangha and travels leading retreats throughout the US. He now lives in Santa Clara, CA with his wife, son, and daughter. Check out his new book No-Nonsense Zen for Beginners.

Why I Started Practicing Zen 

Read the story of events that led me to Zen practice. Click here to read.

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