Melody Ermachild Chavis

Melody Ermachild Chavis is a student at the Berkeley Zen Center. Her second book, Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan: The Life of the Martyred Founder of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in August.

Recent Articles

Please Come Back

In a London chapel devoted to American war dead, Melody Ermachild Chavis realizes that maybe her father been there for her all along.

Lion's Roar

Politics & Dharma: No Separation

I did not begin to study Buddhism until I was forty-three years old. After years of political activism, I took lay vows.