Jason Quinn

Jason Quinn, JDPSN grew up in California and started practicing with the Kwan Um School of Zen in 1997, with the Dharma Sound Zen Center in Seattle. In 1999 he moved to the Providence Zen Center (PZC) where he held various staff positions. He trained as a monk for nine years, during which time he sat many long summer and winter retreats, and participated in retreats around the world, including in Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Mexico. After almost a decade at PZC, in 2008 Jason relocated to Berkeley, California, where he became Abbot of the the Empty Gate Zen Center and returned to lay life. He spent a brief time back at PZC (2012-13) to serve as Abbot, and then returned to California. He now lives in Santa Clara, CA with his wife and son and leads the Empty Gate Zen Center Santa Clara group. Jason received inka in 2015 at the Providence Zen Center.