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Practice Leaders / Teacher Trainees

Kate Watson-Forbess, Dharma Holder, began studying Zen meditation in 1994 with Charlotte Joko Beck. Kate has been practicing at ZCSD continuously since then and was named a Practice Leader in July 2019.

Chuck Sweet has been practicing Zen since 1972, starting in Ann Arbor, Mich., and then with Joko Beck at Zen Center San Diego for 23 years until Joko left in 2006. He has continued to practice with ZCSD since then and in 2019 joined Kate Watson-Forbess as a designated Practice Leader/Teacher Trainee. Chuck aspires to assist and work with the San Diego Sangha and teachers of the White Plum lineage to keep the time-tested spirit of ZCSD alive and well.