Claudia grew up in Germany and has lived in the Bay Area for over 30 years. She originally came to the SFBC to learn meditation to help her deal with health issues. She stuck around for an Intro to Buddhism course and was hooked. She became a mitra in 2010. She is part of the Sangha night team and a founding member of the San Francisco Green Sangha. She regards engagement with issues of environmental justice as an essential part of her practice.
Claudia lives in Oakland with her cat. She enjoys practicing Qigong, hiking in nearby Redwood Park, cooking with ingredients from the farmers market, and maintaining her native plant garden.