Karen Maezen Miller

Wife, mother, Zen priest and author of <i>Hand Wash Cold</i> and <i>Momma Zen</i>

Karen Maezen Miller is an errant wife, delinquent mother, reluctant dog walker, and expert laundress, as well as a Zen Buddhist priest and teacher, or sensei, at the Hazy Moon Zen Center in Los Angeles. She is the author of Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life and Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood. Her writing appears frequently in Shambhala Sun magazine and on the Shambhala SunSpace blog. She offers retreats and workshops around the country. Catch up with her at