Heather Lyn Mann
Heather Lyn Mann is a writer, Mindfulness teacher, and environmental advocate. She founded and directed the Center for Resilient Cities--a Wisconsin-based not-for-profit dedicated to supporting healthy, resilient people in healthy, resilient places. Battle-weary in 2007, Heather took a six-year time-out to sail a small sloop with her husband and cat upon the Atlantic. She traveled with one question: how am I to live in a suffering world? This fall, Parallax Press will publish the memoir of her physical and spiritual journey--Ocean of Insight: A Sailor's Voyage from Despair to Hope. Heather is a practicing Buddhist in the Plum Village Tradition and in 2006, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh ordained Heather into the Order of Interbeing. Today, she serves as the Facilitator of the North American Plum Village Earth Holder Sangha -- a group continuing Nhat Hanh's teaching of our great togetherness to bring transformation and healing to Earth. A recent transplant to our area, she also founded and leads weekly gatherings in Summerville of the Charleston Community of Mindful Living.