Sallie Jiko Tisdale began practicing Zen in 1983 and received Lay Dharma transmission in 1997 from her teacher, Kyogen Carlson. She currently serves as Godo, or head of teaching, for Dharma Rain Zen Center in Portland, Oregon. She has written nine books, including Women of the Way: Discovering 2,500 Years of Buddhist Wisdom and most recently Advice for Future Corpses: a Practical Perspective on Death and Dying, which was a NY Times Book Critic's top 10 book of the year. Her essays have appeared in many magazines and journals, including Harper’s, The New Yorker, and Tricycle. Jiko also works part-time as a registered nurse in palliative care and is an end-of-life nursing educator.
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