Instructor Biography: Suzanne Potter
SUZANNE IRONBITER has a doctorate in Religion from Columbia University and teaches at SUNY Purchase College.  She previously taught at NYU and Hunter College.  Her writing and teaching explore Indo-Tibetan philosophy and contemplative practice as a basis for artistic culture, spiritual connection, and ecological action.  Her poetry collections include How Fish Learn, Devi: Mother of My Mind, and Devi.  Her novel The Secret Journey of Issa imagines Jesus’s lost years in India.