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Ryuko Laura Burges


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Ryuko Laura Burges, a lay entrusted Buddhist teacher in the Soto Zen tradition, lectures and leads retreats at different practice centers in Northern California. A teacher of children for 30 years, she also trains teachers to bring mindfulness practice into elementary classrooms. Laura co-founded the Sangha in Recovery program at Zen Center. She is the abiding teacher at the Lenox House meditation group in Oakland.