Dr. Tara Hyun Kyung Chung is a professor of ecumenical theology and interfaith engagement at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She is a Christian Ecofeminist theologian and a Buddhist Dharma teacher in Korean Zen tradition. Professor Chung has been a councilor of International Interfaith Peace Council for the last 20 years trying to bring peace in conflicting areas in the world. She has been a bestseller writer and an international speaker in the area of feminist theology and spirituality, peace and ecological movement, interfaith engagement, and healing of deep personal and political trauma. As a therapist and a spiritual guide trained in Holotropic Breath Work and Transpersonal Psychology, she empowers “Soul Healing” for justice workers. She is an author of nine books and hundreds of articles including “Struggle to be the Sun Again: Introducing Asian Women’s Theology”. Now she is working on a new book, “ Ending All Suffering: a Feminist Enlightenment”.  For workshop and lecture interest, please contact Professor Chung: hchung@uts.columbia.edu

Cowboys, Lawyers, and Therapists
Living and Learning as a “Virtual Prisoner” in the “Land of Freedom”
By Chung Tara Hyun Kyung

When I first arrived in Los Angeles in 1981 to do my Master of Divinity program at the School of Theology at Claremont, I was full of dreams to learn from this “Brave New World”.