Unzan Peter Overton

Photo of Unzan Peter Overton

Berkeley Zen Center / Shogakuji

Peter first arrived at Berkeley Zen Center in 1969 and practiced here, at Tassajara, Green Gulch, and SFZC’s City Center. While in San Francisco, he managed the Tassajara Bakery for six years, was ordained as a priest by Richard Baker Roshi in 1978, and served as shuso at Tassajara in 1983. In 1984 he returned to Berkeley with his wife Susan to raise their family. He has made BZC his practice home since that time.