Diane Shoshin Fitzgerald, Sensei received full Dharma transmission in 2017 in two lineages: an ordained Soto transmission through Jiyu Kennett, Roshi and a lay koan-teaching lineage through John Tarrant, Roshi. She was ordained as a Soto Zen priest in 2013. Diane formed Zen DownEast in 2012 and serves as its resident teacher. She is a member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association and the American Zen Teachers Association. A Maine lawyer, Diane has been practicing Zen for more than 25 years.