Past Teaching


Mindfulness & Leadership: Developing Compassion, Clarity and Courage  annually 2012- present

Insight Meditation Retreat 9 day w Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Jack Kornfield, Carol Wilson, Kamala Masters and others 2008-present

Labor Day Insight Retreat, IMS w Pascal Auclair 2012- 2018

Monthlong Insight Meditation Retreat, Spirit Rock March 2016

Scientists Meditation Retreat, w Rich Hanson, Wes Nisker, Sylvia Boorstein and others 2009, 2014, 2016

Mindfulness of the Body Retreat w Dori Langevin, Kate Lila Wheeler, Catherine McGee and others 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

Vipassana Retreat for People of Color w Bonnie Duran, Larry Yang, Gina Sharpe, Bhante Buddharakkhita and other at IMS, Spirit Rock 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016

Meditation Retreat for LGBTQ community at IMS, Spirit Rock, Saratoga Springs 2006-present

Meditation Retreat for Young Adults at IMS 2008, 2009

Metta Retreat, Spirit Rock w Sally Armstrong, James Baraz, Sharda Rogell and others 2010, 2013, 2014,

Living Dharma Study Retreat, Spirit Rock w Tempel Smith, Sally Armstrong Clough, Andrea Fella. 2011, 2012

Dedicated Practitioner Program, Spirit Rock, Core Teacher w Andrea Fella, Sally Armstrong, Tempel Smith, Philip Moffett, Pascal Auclair 2011-2013, Faculty 2014-2016

Whole Thinking Retreat, Vermont & Detroit (meditation & visioning for activists) 2007-2012

Retreat Wknds: San Juan Island 2009; Insight Chicago 2012; Seattle Insight 2013-2017; San Diego Buddhist Studies, 2014, 2017; Mariposa Sangha Austin TX 2014-2017 MLK Wknd Retreat 2015


DAYLONG WORKSHOPS (selected topics 2005-2015)

Mindfulness & Innovation                                           Dharma & Leadership

Mindfulness & Technology                                          Intro to Insight Meditation

Mindfulness & the Body                                               Mindfulness & Sports

Developing Compassion                                             Music & Dharma


CLASSES (selected class topics from 2005-2015)

Intro to Mindfulness                                                         Noble Eightfold Path

Four Foundations of Mindfulness                               Wise Speech Class

Intermediate Mindfulness                                             Brahma Viharas  (Kindness, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity)

Paramis: Cultivating Your Best Qualities                  Five Trainings For Life (ethical precepts)

Metta: Developing the Friendly Heart                        Leadership & Dharma


  • Lead teacher, Monday Night Dharma (San Francisco)
  • former Lead Teacher,  SF LGBT Sangha
  • former Teaching Team, San Francisco Insight
  • former Leadership Sangha, East Bay Meditation Center

Visiting teacher:

Seattle Insight                                                                       Chicago Insight
Insight Community of Washington DC                        New York Insight
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center                         Mariposa Sangha (Austin TX)       Stockholm Vipassana Group                                           Reykjavik Vipassana Group                             SVM Brasilia                                                                            Rio de Janeiro Buddhist Vihara
Insight South Bay                                                                 IMC Redwood City
Mission Dharma                                                                    Triratna Buddhist Sangha
Coastside Vipassana                                                           San Francisco Zen Center
Gay Buddhist Sangha                                                         Gay Buddhist Fellowship