Myogan Djinn Gallagher was born in Dublin. Djinn started practising as a student of our teacher Ryushin Paul Haller in 2003 while still living in Ireland.
Her intention to train as a priest led her to residential practice at San Francisco Zen Centre where she lived from 2007 until 2016, first in the monastery, Tassajara (where she met her husband, Richard Larson), and then in the urban temple in San Francisco.
Ordained as a priest by Paul in 2013, she completed her training with a three-month practice period as “shuso” (head monk) in Tassajara in the autumn of 2015. Djinn has already met many of our sangha members over the years at BMZC sesshins and other events, and looks forward to meeting and making friends with all the members of our community as she finds her place in Belfast.