Maie Duerr was the executive director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship from 2004 until June 2007. Committed to exploring the intersection of social change and dharma practice, she engaged in her first civil disobedience during a March 2003 action at the Westover Air Base in Chicopee, MA, at the start of the Iraq war. A Buddhist practitioner since 1993, Maia received lay ordination from Roshi Joan Halifax into the Order of Interbeing and the Zen Peacemaker Order. She is currently a student in the Soto Zen lineage of Suzuki Roshi, and has lived and practiced at the San Francisco Zen Center. A true Sagittarian, Maia loves to travel and has made pilgrimages to Tibet and Bali.
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