Ordained in 2001 into the Western Buddhist Order, Suvarnaprabha (or Suvanna for short) is director of the San Francisco Buddhist Center and a writer. She teaches classes and retreats at the SFBC, workplace wellness and mindfulness based stress reduction at local businesses (stressreductionatwork.com), and occasional meditation classes at the San Francisco county jail. Her humorous advice column, “Ask Auntie Suvanna,” was featured in the www.wildmind.org newsletter and Dharma Life, a British Buddhist magazine. Other writings have appeared in "What Book?! Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop" (1998) and "Challenging Times: Stories of Buddhist Practice When Things Get Tough" (2007). Her blog is www.2golden.blogspot.com
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