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Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Ph.D. is an author and ordained Zen priest. The essence of all her transmissions come together in her teachings including these books, The Deepest Peace: Contemplations From A Season of Stillness, 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 contributing author to many anthologies including Dharma, Color, Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism, Hidden Lamp: Stories From Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women Her work has been featured in Essence Magazine, CNN, CBS NEWS, Buddhadharma, and Lion’s Roar. She holds a M.A. from U.C.L.A. and a Ph.D. in Transformative Learning from California Institute of Integral Studies. More at

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