Cynthia Kear has been practicing Soto Zen Buddhism for twenty-five years. As a full-time employee with an active family, she appreciates how demanding life can be. “Everywhere practice,” infusing the everyday “marketplace” of our lives with space, awareness, stability and ease, is her primary interest. An additional core practice is in the intersection of meditation and recovery, as Cynthia has been in recovery for 27 years. She co-leads a women’s meditation and recovery group, which meets at Hartford Street Zen Center. Cynthia founded the Wild Geese Zen Sangha (which explores daily practice in the non-monastic world) in 2003 and leads the Upstairs Sangha and two Study Groups. cynthiakear.com
Photography, hiking, birding, and travel are among her interests. Her article Death on a Beautiful Day was published in Buddhadharma Quarterly in Winter of 2007.