Sarah O’Gara

Board of Directors, Practice Committee

Sarah has practiced in several different Buddhist traditions including Nichiren Shoshu’s Soka Gakkai, Chan as taught by Master Sheng Yen and, for the past 14 years, in the Soto Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.  She shares her avocation for botany and the natural world leading hikes for the Sacramento Valley Conservancy and to the vernal pools at Rancho Seco and Jepson Prairie.  She also enjoys tending a drought tolerant native plant garden around her home.   As a former camp cook for Forest Service backcountry work crews, her joy is to cook for sangha events and volunteer with trail maintenance and invasive week removal projects.