Rev. Marc Anderson

Sunday, September 25, 9 – 10:30 am (Meditation 9 am, Dharma talk, 9:30 am). Link to Zoom.

Marc Anderson is the founder and director of The Urban Monk Project. Marc is a musician, teacher, poet, grandfather, world-traveler and an ordained Buddhist priest in the Soto Zen lineage. He was also on the founding board of directors of Clouds in Water Zen Center, and practiced at Clouds for many years. We are happy to welcome Marc back for this special dharma presentation.


Rev Dr. Larry Ward

Sunday, October 25, 9 – 10:30 am (Meditation 9 am, Dharma 

talk, 9:30 am). Link to Zoom.

Author of America’s Racial Karma: An Invitation to Heal

Background on Dr. Ward: The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the catalyst that sparked the young Larry Ward’s journey into a life of planetary peacemaking. Dr. Ward’s introduction to Buddhist practice began in Calcutta in 1977, but it was when he met Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1991 that the practice became truly central to his life. He is ordained as a Dharma teacher in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition and has accompanied Thich Nhat Hanh on peace-building missions internationally, as well as throughout the United States. Dr. Ward brings 25 years of experience in organizational change and local community renewal in 20 countries to his work as director of the Lotus Institute and as an advisor to the Executive Mind Leadership Institute at the Drucker School of Management, in Claremont, California. Dr. Ward holds a PhD in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Buddhism and research on the neuroscience of meditation.

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Ward back to Clouds in Water, albeit virtually.


Pamela Ayo Yetunde

Pamela Ayo Yetunde is a Buddhist practitioner, Zen student, and pastoral counselor.  She is the co-founder of Center of the Heart and co-editor or Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation and Freedom.