Laurie Schley Senauke

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Title Recognized Lay Teacher
Organization watching my mind
Lineage Suzuki Roshi


Laurie Senauke began Zen practice in 1977. She has studied mainly with Tenshin Reb Anderson, Dainin Katagiri, Sojun Mel Weitsman, Linda Cutts, and Steve Weintraub in Suzuki Roshiʼs lineage. She lived at Tassajara Zen Monastery for three years. In 1989 she moved to Berkeley Zen Center, married Hozan Alan Senauke, and raised two children there, gradually returning to more intensive formal practice. She served as head student and became a practice leader at BZC in 2003 and received lay recognition from Sojun Roshi in 2005. She practices hypnotherapy and has been co-leading "Write What You Don't Know" retreats at Tassajara. lauriesenauke at


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