Ryuko Laura Burges

Ryuko Laura Burges, a lay entrusted dharma teacher in the Soto Zen tradition, lectures and leads retreats at different practice places in Northern California. A teacher of children for 35 years, she now mentors other teachers, helping to bring mindfulness practice into the elementary classroom. Laura co-founded the Sangha in Recovery Program at the San Francisco Zen Center and is the abiding teacher at Lenox House in Oakland.

Her book Monkeys in the Bodhi Tree will be published by Shambhala in the spring.