Retired Teachers

Steve Tetsuen Wallace, Sensei 
Steve Tetsuen Wallace began his meditation practice in the mid-1970s and received full Dharma transmission from Josh Mu’nen Bartok in 2018. Steve served in many leadership roles within the GBZC community before retiring from teaching in August of 2021.

Laura Shindo Yushin Wallace, Dharma Holder
Laura Shindo Yushin Wallce began practicing Zen in 2004, was ordained as a Soto Zen priest in 2016, and received Denkai (the first of two parts of Dharma Transmission) from Josh Mu’nen Bartok in 2018. Laura served in many leadership roles within the GBZC community before retiring from teaching in August of 2021.