Jaune Evans

Creative Spirit: A Life of Art, Service, and Contemplative Practice

Join host Michael Lerner in a conversation with Jaune Evans—poet, visual artist, and Zen priest—about life, philanthropy, and public service.

Creative Spirit


Jaune Evans

Jaune is a poet and visual artist. Ordained as a Buddhist priest in the Soto Zen tradition in 1983, she is now a sangha member of Everyday Zen under the guidance of Norman Fischer, Roshi. Jaune has worked in philanthropy and public service for twenty-five years. She is now managing director of Tamalpais Trust (San Rafael, California) which supports indigenous-led organizations outside of the United States in the areas of human rights, traditional knowledge and education, indigenous rights, cultural integrity, protection of sacred lands and waters, and gender equity. She previously served as managing director of Tides Foundation, executive director of Lannan Foundation, and executive director of the New Mexico Community Foundation.

  • Lenystrobel

    ENjoyed listening to this, Jaune. Thank you.