Jiko Linda Cutts

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Eijun Linda Cutts
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Religion Zen Buddhism
School Sōtō
Lineage Shunryu Suzuki
Nationality American
Born 1947
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Spouse Steve Weintraub
Children Sarah Nancy Cutts Weintraub
2 others
Senior posting
Based in Green Gulch Farm
San Francisco Zen Center
Title Priest
Predecessor Tenshin Reb Anderson
Successor Jisan Tova Green, Keimyō Dario Girolami, Kyoshin Wendy Lewis

Eijun Linda 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.[1] She served as co-abbess of the San Francisco Zen Center from 2000 to 2007,[2] and had first begun practice at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1971;[3] 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.[1] She became Central Abbess of San Francisco Zen Center in 2014.

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  1. ^ a b Skinner Keller, Rosemary; Rosemary Radford Ruether; Marie Cantlon (2006). The Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America. p. 643. 
  2. ^ "Practice Leaders at Green Gulch: Eijun Linda Cutts". San Francisco Zen Center. 
  3. ^ Ford, James Ishmael (2006). Zen Master Who?: A Guide to the People and Stories of Zen. p. 130.