Teachers & Priests
Sanchi Shudo Reta Lawler, Roshi
Colorado and Texas
Roshi Sanchi Shudo Reta Lawler is the Founder and Director of the Boulder Morningstar Zen Center. Fully ordained as a Rinzai Zen Buddhist nun by Eido Shimano Roshi (founder and former abbot of Dai Bosatsu Monastery), Sanchi has led contemplative retreats and Zen sesshin around the country for over 35 years. Also, her professional teachings and offerings have been in Creative Arts, Transpersonal Psychotherapy, and Shamanic practice (particularly in Celtic and Peruvian indigenous orientations).
Her trademark trainings are Coming Full Circle: The Art of Death and Dying and Winds of Change: The Art of Engaged Living. She is on the faculty of the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and continues as an adviser to the Spirit Quest Sanctuary in Iquitos, Peru.
Sanchi Reta particularly enjoys hosting retreats around the world where the earth energies invite natural entry into contemplative practice. As well, she is a life-learner of Gardening: particularly working with the joy of flowers, medicinal herbs, and love of trees.