Biography for Arts of Contemplative Care : Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work


Perseus Publishing
Cheryl A. Giles, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Francis Greenwood Peabody Professor of the Practice in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Harvard Divinity School, where she is core faculty member of the Buddhist Ministry Program.

Lama Willa Miller has studied and practiced in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for the last twenty years. Her teaching specialties include natural meditation, heart-cultivation, body-based Buddhist yoga, and practices for deep retreat. She is working towards a PhD in Religion at Harvard University, where she also assistant teaches. She is author of the book Everyday Dharma: Seven Weeks to Finding the Buddha in You, a practical guide for getting started on the spiritual path.

Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D. has been Professor of Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, CO since 1978. She is Dean of the Shambhala Teachers' Academy, and serves on the steering committee of the American Academy of Religion's Contemplative Studies group. Her books are Dakini's Warm Breath and Meditation in the Classroom.

Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Ph.D., is a Zen priest and the abbot of the Village Zendo in New York City. She is the guiding spiritual teacher for the New York Center for Contemplative Care.


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Simon and Schuster
Cheryl A. Giles, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Francis Greenwood Peabody Professor of the Practice in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Harvard Divinity School, where she is core faculty member of the Buddhist Ministry Program.

Lama Willa Miller has studied and practiced in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for the last twenty years. Her teaching specialties include natural meditation, heart-cultivation, body-based Buddhist yoga, and practices for deep retreat. She earned her PhD in Religion at Harvard University, where she also assistant teaches. She is author of the book Everyday Dharma: Seven Weeks to Finding the Buddha in You (Quest Books, 2009), a practical guide for getting started on the spiritual path.

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