Mushim Ikeda is a Buddhist teacher, social justice activist, writer, mother, and diversity and inclusion consultant based in Oakland, California. Her article, "I Vow Not to Burn Out" was the most read piece of writing in Buddhadharma magazine in 2016, inspiring Buddhist eco-groups, social change agents, and whole families including children to "take the Vow" of sustainability and self- and community-care. Mushim works and teaches at East Bay Meditation Center. She and her yearlong program of mindfulness training for change agents, Practice in Transformative Action, received the Gil Lopez Peacemaker Award from the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California. Mushim is also the recipient of a Global Diversity Leadership Award from the World HRD Congress in Mumbai, India. She has been awarded an honorary doctor of sacred theology degree by the Starr King School for the Ministry. As a Parallax Press production team member, Mushim has proofread most of Thich Nhat Hanh's books in English over the past 25 years, and has been deeply influenced by Thay's teachings.
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