Jiko Linda Cutts
|Jiko Linda Cutts|
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
|Based in||Green Gulch Farm
San Francisco Zen Center
|Predecessor||Tenshin Reb Anderson|
|Children||Sarah Nancy Cutts Weintraub
Jiko Linda Ruth Cutts (born 1947) is a Sōtō Zen priest practicing in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, a Senior Dharma Teacher at the San Francisco Zen Center. Cutts is a Dharma heir of Tenshin Reb Anderson, having received Dharma transmission from him in 1996. She served as co-abbess of the San Francisco Zen Center from 2000 to 2007, and had first begun practice at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1971; later, she was ordained a priest by Zentatsu Richard Baker in 1975. Currently living at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, as abbess she had been aware of the significance in being a woman in a leadership position in religion that has historically been a patriarchy. In this vein, within her first year as abbess she instituted the ceremony in which female ancestors could be honored.
- Skinner Keller, Rosemary; Rosemary Radford Ruether; Marie Cantlon (2006). The Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America. p. 643.
- "Resident Teachers and Instructors: Jiko Linda Cutts". San Francisco Zen Center.
- Ford, James Ishmael (2006). Zen Master Who?: A Guide to the People and Stories of Zen. p. 130.
- Ford, James Ishmael (2006). Zen Master Who?: A Guide to the People and Stories of Zen. Wisdom Publications. ISBN 0-86171-509-8.
- Skinner Keller, Rosemary; Rosemary Radford Ruether; Marie Cantlon (2006). The Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America. Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-34685-1.
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