Laura grew up on Long Island. After spending several years in a Zen monastery in California, she cofounded the Brooklyn Zen Center with Greg and is a psychotherapist in New York City. Greg comes from a Pennsylvania Dutch community in York County. He is now a Zen Buddhist priest and Executive Director of Brooklyn Zen Center and the Awake Youth Project, a program that brings meditation to high school students. The two divide their time between Brooklyn and Pennsylvania. When they are not in Pennsylvania, they like to share their home with people who enjoy nature, quiet and the beautiful seasons of the area. They both enjoy meditation, Buddhist practice, study, nature, good conversation, travel, experiencing new communities and deepening their relationship with their own.