Dr. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel,
author, visual artist, drummer, and Zen Buddhist priest, lives in Oakland, CA where she teaches at East Bay Meditation Center
and leads a small practice group in her home. She was ordained by Blanche Hartman and her priest training is being guided by Abbess Kiku Christina Lehnherr. Her book Tell Me Something About Buddhism
(Hampton Roads Publishing, 2011) includes a foreword written by Thich Nhat Hanh, with poetry and illustrations by Zenju Earthlyn. In addition, she is contributing author to many books, including Dharma, Color and Culture: Voices From Western Buddhist Teachers of Color
(Parallax) and the upcoming Record of the Hidden Lamp: 100 Koans and Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women
(Wisdom Publications) edited by Florence Caplow and Susan Moon.
- Zenju was shuso/head student for the Fall 2012 Practice Period at City Center, which is being led by Abbess Kiku Christina Lehnherr.
Dharma Talks at Zen Center
- On Wednesday, August 29, 2012, Zenju gave a Dharma talk at Green Gulch Farm. It is entitled "It's All Poetry."