Joan Sutherland, Roshi, is Senior Teacher Emerita of Pacific Zen Institute and the founder of Awakened Life in Santa Fe, New Mexico; she is the holding teacher for The Open Source, a network of communities and individuals in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and California. She is a writer whose work appears frequently in Lion’s Roar (previously Shambhala Sun) and Buddhadharma, and a translator from Chinese and Japanese collaborating with John Tarrant on a new translation of three major koan collections. She is deeply involved in re-imagining the koan tradition and exploring its relationship to creativity.

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