Pamela Ayo Yetunde

Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Th.D. is a Community Dharma Leader and a Zen student. She is a pastoral counselor and author of Casting Indra’s Net: Fostering Spiritual Kinship and Community (2023).  Ayo is also the co-founder of Buddhist Justice Reporter ( and co-editor of Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation and Freedom (2020).  She is an associate editor with Lion’s Roar.  Ayo is currently working on the Birdsong film project, a contemporary rendering of the Kisa Gotami/Mustard Seed story.  Ayo can be reached at