purple scarf for flyerSusan Moon is a writer, editor, and lay teacher in the Soto Zen tradition.  She is the author of a number of books about Buddhism, including the humor book The Life and Letters of Tofu Roshi and This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity. For many years she was the editor of Turning Wheel, the journal of socially engaged Buddhism. Her short stories and essays have been published widely.

Sue has been a Zen student since 1976, practicing in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi at Berkeley Zen Center, Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery, Green Gulch Farm, and now with Zoketsu Norman Fischer’s Everyday Zen sangha. She received “entrustment” as a lay teacher in 2005.

She is a serious student of photography and the mother of two grown sons and the grandmother of three granddaughters. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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Sue’s most recent book is The Hidden Lamp: Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women (Wisdom 2013).

100 wise women from the past meet 100 wise women from the present!

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A monk asked Master Ziyong, “Who is the great hero among women?”
She said,  “Each and every person has the sky over their head; each and every one has the earth under their feet.” 
     The monk gave a shout.