Susan Murphy

Susan Murphy

Susan Murphy Roshi is the founding teacher of Zen Open Circle in Sydney, Australia. She is the author of Upside Down Zen and Minding the Earth, Mending the World.

Recent Articles

A Fire Runs Through All Things

Read an excerpt from A Fire Runs Through All Things: Zen Koans for Facing the Climate Crisis

An excerpt from Susan Murphy's new book, A Fire Runs through All Things: Zen Koans for Facing the Climate Crisis — as reviewed in the Fall 2023 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide

What’s Daoism Got to Do with It?

Livia Kohn reviews "China Root: Daoism, Chan, and Original Zen by David Hinton."

Zazen: Just Ordinary Mind

Our natural mind is clear, simple, and ordinary. The practice of Zen meditation, says Susan Murphy, is simply to abandon anything extra. Then the ordinary reveals its magic.