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 leader for a Buddhist meditation group at the Anamosa State Penitentiary, and chairman of the board at the Hokyoji Zen Practice Community. 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 tho

Tim is on the board of directors at the Hokyoji Zen Practice Community, a practice and retreat center in Southeastern Minnesota.  For information on events and rental possibilities, please visit www.hokyoji.org

Contact Information

Author: Tim Macejak
Email: tmace00@msn.com

Illustrator: Bud Podrazik
Email: Budpodrazik@aol.com