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People in, a hub of sorts - started 4-13-11

People Index or link pages - for more people, see Interviews, Brief Memories, Suzuki Stories, LinksComments, CukeSanghaNews, and a few other places for some stragglers.

Yvonne Rand Main Page

Yvonne Rand is a meditation teacher and lay householder priest in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition. She began her practice and study of Zen with Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1966. Her other principal teachers and mentors have been Dainin Katagiri Roshi, Maureen Stuart Roshi, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Venerable Tara Tulku, and Shodo Harada Roshi. Her primary practice path is Zen, augmented by practices and teachings from the traditions of Theravada and Vajrayana. Ms. Rand incorporates insights from western psychotherapeutic traditions in her teaching. She also investigates the relevance of the arts and gardening for training the mind. Ms. Rand is married and is a mother and a gardener. [bio sketch she uses]

cuke dot com Interview with Yvonne

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Check out Goat-in-the-Road, Yvonne Rand resident teacher. Note the link to writings. Yvonne was a close student of Shunryu Suzuki's as well as a secretary, advisor, and caretaker. Yvonne teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area and lives in Mendocino Country.

Shunryu Suzuki's Death and her Entry into Hospice Work

The Buddha's Way and Abortion

Buddhadharma panel on Who Will Teach the Dharma

An Interview with Yvonne Rand by Dayna Macy of the Yoga Journal in the Sangha-E! newsletter (on women's issues)

Expectation - an audio link from Dharma Seed

Hear a talk given by Yvonne Rand - on Audio Dharma dot org

Women's Buddhism, Buddhism's Women: Tradition, Revision, Renewal - Google Books Result - Joan Halifax, Tsultrim Allione, and Yvonne Rand

Wikipedia entry on Yvonne

Bill Sterling page (Yvonne's husband)

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