Episode 320 :: Sharon A. Suh :: Occupy This Body: A Buddhist Memoir

Sharon A. Suh

Sharon Suh joins us to speak about her book, Occupy This Body: A Buddhist Memoir.

Though many people may come from and live in the same lineage or branch of the Buddhist tree, what it means to us and how it may impact our life can be unique, and very personal. What differences may exist when there is a supportive and loving family growing up, compared to when there is not, or perhaps even greater difficulties, or trauma? How might Buddhism positively influence us in the face of not just dissatisfaction, but deep and sustained suffering during our formative years?

Sharon A. Suh is a Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University. She earned her Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Harvard University and is the author of “Being Buddhist in a Christian World: Gender and Community” and “Silver Screen Buddha: Buddhism in Asian and Western Film”. In addition to her academic work, Sharon completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification training, Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga, Yoga for Trauma, and level I Certification in Mindful Eating – Conscious Living through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness. She serves on the board of directors of Yoga Behind Bars, advocating for transformative justice, and offering yoga for resilience and trauma recovery. A popular speaker on the topic of feminism and Buddhism, she has also developed and presented workshops on mindful movement, meditation, body image, body acceptance, and mindful eating practices.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice tea.


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