A portrait of Zenju Earthlyn Manuel smiling towards the camera

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel is an author and ordained Zen priest. The essence of all her transmissions come together in her teachings including these books, “Sanctuary: A Meditation on Home, Homelessness, and Belonging,” “The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality, and Gender” (print and audio), and “Black Angel Cards: 36 Oracles and Messages for Divining Your Life.” She is a contributing author to many anthologies, including “Dharma, Color, Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism” and “Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women.” Her work has been featured in “Essence,” CNN, CBS News, “Buddhadharma,” and “Lion’s Roar.” She holds an M.A. from UCLA and a Ph.D. in transformative learning from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

This profile was last updated on June 15, 2019

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