About the Author

JISutherland
Joan Sutherland
JISutherland
Blurbarian Since December 2013
Business Name Joan Sutherland
Business Web Site www.awakenedlife.org
Location Santa Fe, NM
About My Business What is the Way?

A clear-eyed person falls into a well.
~Baling Haojian

Joan Sutherland, Roshi is a Zen teacher deeply involved in re-imagining the koan tradition and exploring its relationship to creativity. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she teaches through Awakened Life. She is the founding teacher of The Open Source, a network of communities in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Northern California, and is one of the founders of the Pacific Zen School, an innovative contemporary koan school. She is also a writer whose work appears regularly in Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma magazines, and a translator from Chinese and Japanese, collaborating with John Tarrant on a new translation of the Blue Cliff Record.

For more information about Joan Sutherland’s work and the Awakened Life community, please see awakenedlife.org.

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