About The Authors

Tim Macejak began practicing Zen in the early 1980’s and has alternated between formal practice at Zen Centers and an informal at-home practice. He currently is co-leader of a Buddhist meditation group at the Anamosa Men’s Reformatory (a state penitentiary), and a member of the Cedar Rapids Zen Center. He is an employee of the United States Postal Service and a dog lover. He lives in Anamosa, Iowa, with his wife Teresa.

Sheila currently resides at her home in Iowa. Like most dogs, she lives by Buddhist principles, being in the now. When she’s not napping, Sheila enjoys taking car rides, playing Frisbee, and barking at people and things.

As part of her Buddhist practice, Sheila is no longer chasing large farm equipment, and appears to be making an effort to be friendlier with the cat next door. This is hit and miss though.

Tim is also on the board of directors of the Hokyoji Zen Practice Community, a practice and retreat center in Southeastern Minnesota.  More information can be found at www.hokyoji.org.

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