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Wendy Egyoku Nakao Roshi has been the abbot of the Zen Center of Los Angeles, the mother temple of the White Plum lineage, since 1999. She is a founding member of the Zen Peacemaker community and has used one of their foundational teachings, the Three Tenets, as the basis for her Dharma Talk “Hold to the Center!”, as well as to shape ZCLA’s mission throughout her tenure.

Sofia Ali-Khan is an American Muslim public interest lawyer, writer, and the mother of two young children. Her work, which challenges the rise of Islamophobia and contributes to the project of American pluralism, can be found in The Huffington PostAltMuslimah, and other publications. Read “Dialogue Across Difference,” her conversation with Zen teacher and professor Kurt Spellmeyer, in our special section on how to get through these troubled times.

Grégoire A. Meyer is an award-winning digital illustrator whose art has been exhibited around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, Poland, and Taiwan. His work Pop Idol appears on the cover and opens our special section, “How to Get Through These Times”