Joanne P. Miller was brought up in the Protestant Christian 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 The Gospel of Thomas: A Zen Reading. She has a PhD in the Sociology of Religion with qualifications in Systematic Theology and Buddhist Studies. Her interests lie in the Buddhist and Christian mystical traditions, and the ways in which mystical insight can be applied to everyday life. She is currently teaching Study of Religion, Philosophy and Reason, History and English to senior high school students.