Rev. Daigan Gaither began Buddhist practice in 1995 in the Vipassana (Insight) tradition, and then began to study Zen in 2003 with Ryushin Paul Haller Roshi. He received Priest Ordination in July 2011 and was given the name Daigan which means “Great Vow”. Daigan devotes his time to community service in a variety of ways including Chaplaincy, Hospice work, and Activism. He speaks Internationally on the variety of ways Buddhist teachings intersect with our daily life issues like sex, sexuality, social justice, politics and activism. Daigan also has sat on a number of boards and committees that serve community needs and which further social justice causes. He lives at San Francisco Zen Center’s City Center in San Francisco, CA.