About the Author
Susan Murcott was draw to Buddhism as a peace activist in Boston in the late 1960's. She traveled to Japan, Australia, and Hawaii to study Zen and Buddhist philosophy, and spent more than 10 years researching and translating this text. She was a co-founder and editor of Kahawai: Journal of Women and Zen for many years, and taught meditation at Wellesley College while completing her graduate studies in environmental engineering at M.I.T. Currently, Susan Murcott is a professor of environmental engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T) and has become a noted expert in safe drinking water technologies for developing countries.