Susan Murphy is the founding teacher of Zen Open Circle in Sydney, Australia and leads Sesshin training in Sydney and Melbourne. She is also a filmmaker and producer. Her first book was "Upside-Down Zen, Finding the Marvelous in the Ordinary." She was authorized to teach by Robert Aitken Roshi of the Diamond Sangha branch of the Harada-Yasutani lineage.
"Murphy does not shy away from the stark realities of the destruction we are wreaking in every ecosystem on Earth. And though her book is dense with facts, it reads like poetry or a series of koans. The reader can feel the author's presence, the inspiration of her roosters and dog, and the rhythmic shadow of trees and winter grass outside her window. It's a book that must be absorbed slowly." --The Shambhala Sun