The founders of Firethroat Press, Dale & Barbara Verkuilen, are both ordained Zen priests, each having 40 years experience as practitioners, studying with a number of pioneer priests from Japan, as well as accomplished American teachers. They are co-founders of the Midwest Soto Zen Community [MSZC} – aka – The Stray Dog Sangha. MSZC focuses on equality based non-hierarchical relationships, principles of dialogue, and consensus decision-making with the objective of promoting a joyful learning atmosphere and a harmonious Sangha.

Firethroat Press is the ambitious undertaking of their retirement from the work-a-day world.

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