Paula Jones became a student of Kobun Chino’s the first night she attended Santa Cruz Zendo. That year she, with her very young daughter, joined the residents in practice at the School Street House next to the zendo. During that time, she attended sesshins at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills, where she first met Angie Boissevain. She later spent some days working and more days sitting sesshins in the earliest days at Jikoji.
After many moves and many years, having arrived again at Jikoji for Kobun’s funeral, she exchanged bows with Angie. Not too long afterward, she became her student. Since receiving transmission from Angie in 2014, she has shared some of Angie’s teaching duties, including giving talks and leading sesshins at Jikoji. Paula also leads monthly sittings for Floating Zendo San Diego.