Susan Moon is a writer and teacher and for many years was the editor of "Turning Wheel," the Journal of socially-engaged Buddhism. She is the author of The Life and Letters of Tofu Roshi, a humorous book about an imaginary Zen master, and editor of Not Turning Away: The Practice of Engaged Buddhism. Her most recent book is This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Dignity and Humor. Her short stories and essays have been published widely.
A talk about aspects of Buddhist practice that have helped me in my writing life: gratitude for this human birth, appreciation of form, sense of being held in Indra's Net, curiosity, willingness to look at what's difficult, seeing that what appear to be obstacles are often the path itself, the life, the art itself.