Brenda Shoshanna is a psychologist, long term Zen practitioner, author and speaker. She has presented many talks and workshops on integrating Zen practice with our everyday lives. She is the founder of The New Moon Zendo, and offers ongoing dharma talks and podcasts on all aspects of Zen practice, including in your relationships.
Her weekly podcast is Zen Wisdom For Your Everyday Life.
Brenda is now offering a lively, interactive online work Making Your Life Into A Zen Koan.
Her weekly podcast is Zen Wisdom For Your Everyday Life (https;//www.zenwisdomtoday.com
New Moon Zendo - https://www.theonetent.com
Gateless Zendo (affiliated zendo), https://www.gatelesszendo.org
"Brenda's Zen work is a good place to begin, to begin again and to never finish. Those searching for the "Way will find there is no such thing. But much more, Brenda's book is delightful. Those suffering from "frozen attention" will laugh at ourselves."
Fr. Robert Kennedy Roshi, Founder Morningstar Zen
"Brenda Shoshanna's book, Zen Play, is a brilliant gem, the grace and precision of turning problems into koans keeps us spellbound. Koans like, "Find Your Precious Jewel," remind us to stop looking outside for what can only be found within. And, "Drink A Cup of Green Tea," restores us to beautiful simplicity and clarity, which ignites our spirit of aliveness. I've read it from the first page to the last, love it, and highly recommend it."
Michiko J. Rolek, Author, Life coach, Great granddaughter of Sokei-an Shigestsu Sassaki, First Zen Patriarch of the West.
"Brenda Shoshanna is one of the most innovative and provacative Buddhist thinkers in the United States today. In Zen Play she provides a compelling new approach to traditional koan study - one that offers the reader the opportunity to turn his or her whole life into a koan. Written in a simple yet evocative style and filled with timeless wisdom, Zen Play is a work that will appeal to both newcomes to Zen as well as those seeking to deepen their understanding of koan practice."
Michael S. Russo, Ph.d., Professor of Philosophy, Molloy College
Brenda has presented over 500 talks and workshops on all aspects of personal and spiritual development, and living an authentic, meaningful life.
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