Ryuko Laura Burges, a lay entrusted dharma teacher in the Soto Zen tradition, lectures and leads retreats at different practice places in Northern California. Her writing has appeared in Buddhadharma Magazine
and The Best of the Windbell
. Her plays about women in American history have been used in classrooms, women's groups, and prisons nationally. Laura co-founded the Sangha in Recovery Program at the San Francisco Zen Center and is the abiding teacher at the Lenox House meditation group in Oakland.