Ryuko Laura Burges

Ryuko Laura Burges, a lay entrusted dharma teacher in the Soto Zen tradition, teaches classes, lectures, and leads retreats in Northern California. Laura co-founded the Sangha in Recovery Program at the San Francisco Zen Center and is the abiding teacher at Lenox House Meditation Group in Oakland. The Zen Way of Recovery: An Illuminated Path Out of the Darkness of Addiction is offered by Shambhala Publications, as are her two children’s books, Buddhist Stories for Kids and Zen for Kids. They are available widely and can be purchased through the SFZC Online store. Laura’s work has appeared in Tricycle Magazine, Buddhadharma, The Best of the Windbell, Teach Our Children Well, and in the film The Digital Divide.