Lee Klinger Lesser studied Sensory Awareness with Charlotte Selver for 33 years. She has been leading workshops since 1976, both in English and in Spanish, in the United States, Mexico and Canada with artists, business people, early childhood educators, health professionals, people in wheel chairs, teenagers in juvenile detention, therapists, Zen students and veterans. In 2007, she co-founded Honoring the Path of the Warrior: Tools for Returning Veterans on the Journey Home (HPW), which is under the fiscal sponsorship of the San Francisco Zen Center. HPW offers mindfulness and meditation retreats to veterans who have served since 2001 or in the Persian Gulf.
For most of her life, Lee has been engaged in a process of social change along parallel paths: Offering classes and workshops in Sensory Awareness, practicing Zen Buddhism and working towards equity and social justice for young children and their families through the field of early childhood education. She has a M.S. in education and leads workshops nationally on family support, diversity, and social and emotional development. Each of the different arenas of her work is focused on creating change, facing obstacles and finding opportunities for connection and presence.