Laura Burges is a Lay Entrusted teacher who lectures and leads retreats at practice centers in Northern California. Her plays about women in American history, written in poetic form, have been used in classrooms and women's prisons throughout the country. A teacher of children for 30 years, her work has been featured in the PBS documentary The Digital Divide
and in the book Teach Our Children Well
. She cofounded the Sangha in Recovery program at SFZC.