Fugan Eugene Bush, D.D. began formal practice in 1982 and received Dharma transmission from Katherine Thanas in 2010. For many years until recently Gene served as the Administrator of Santa Cruz Zen Center. He is now a Practice Leader and coordinator of the Sangha Support Net. Gene also teaches the traditional practice of sewing Buddha’s Robe -- rakusu and okesa. His paid work is as a teacher in a public alternative high school in Santa Cruz, California. He is most interested in the ways in which formal practice trains us for everyday life.