"I highly recommend this book to not just teachers, but others in the helping professions... to reconnect with the self and evaluate potential numbing to the present moment."-- Prof. Michael L. Tebbe, University of Cincinnati
"This book is a gift for students and teachers alike on the spiritual path. Highly recommended."
-- Larry Payne Ph.D., Co-Author
, Yoga for Dummies, Yoga Rx
and The Business of Teaching Yoga
"A practical interweaving of daily life with lessons from the Buddha. Donna Quesada writes with an ease that breeds familiarity from the first page."-- Darren Littlejohn, author of the 12-Step Buddhist
"A gentle tonic of Eastern wisdom to calm the modern teacher - ageless insights to restore the compassion and equanimity in the heart of every educator."-- Karen Maezen Miller, author of Momma Zen and Hand Wash Cold
About the Author
is a professor at Santa Monica College. Although she has taught all facets of philosophy, her concentration is in Asian Philosophy. She has been a practicing Zen Buddhist since 1992 and is a certified yoga instructor. She took her Buddhist precepts in 2005 with Nyogen Yeo Roshi, the last successor of Taizan Maezumi Roshi and abbot of Hazy Moon Zen Center in Los Angeles. Taizan Maezumi Roshi was one of the first Japanese masters to bring Zen to the West and a seminal figure in twentieth-century Zen. Quesada lives with her family in Culver City, California.