Joanne P. Miller was brought up in the Protestant tradition and belongs to the Mountain Moon Zen Society, a meditative community in the Sanbo-Zen tradition. Her books include Buddhist Meditation and the Internet: Practices and Possibilities and Julian and the Buddha: Common Points Along the Way. She has a PhD in the sociology of religion with qualifications in systematic theology and Buddhist studies. Her interests lie in Buddhist and Christian mystical traditions, and the ways in which mystical insight can be applied to everyday life. She is currently teaching the study of religion, philosophy and reason, history, and English to senior high school students.