KMM profile

I am a writer and a Zen practitioner. I sit with the Dewdrop Sangha practice community in retreats around the country.

My books are about practice in everyday life:  Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden (New World Library, May 2014),  Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life (New World Library, 2010) and Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood (Shambhala, 2006).

My middle name is pronounced “May-zen” and it is my dharma name, or Buddhist name.

I live in Sierra Madre, California, with a century-old Japanese garden in the backyard.



Author photo by Stacy de la Rosa.