Past Teaching

RETREATS

Mindfulness & Leadership: Developing Compassion, Clarity and Courage, Spirit Rock.  2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Summer Insight Meditation Retreat, Spirit Rock w Joseph Goldstein, Steve Armstrong & Kamala Masters. 2012, 2015

Fall Insight Meditation Retreat, Spirit Rock w Jack Kornfield, Philip Moffett and others. 2008, 2011, 2012

Spring Insight Meditation Retreat, Yucca Valley w Jack Kornfield, Howard Cohn, Carol Wilson and others. 2010, 2011, 2013

Monthlong Insight Meditation Retreat, Spirit Rock March 2016

Scientists Meditation Retreat, Spirit Rock w Sylvia Boorstein, Wes Nisker, Trudy Goodman, Diana Winston. 2009, 2014

Evolving Together: Mindfulness & Science, Spirit Rock w Rick Hanson and Wes Nisker, 2014, 2016

Mindfulness of the Body in Nature & as Nature, Cloud Mountain Retreat Ctr, WA (w Dori Langevin) 2012, 2013, 2014

Balanced Sensitivity, Embodied Freedom Retreat, Toronto Insight w Pascal Auclair

Mindfulness of the Body, IMS w Lila Kate Wheeler, 2015.

Labor Day Insight Retreat, IMS w Pascal Auclair 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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

Vipassana Retreat for People of Color:  IMS w Sharon Salzberg, Larry Yang, Bhante Buddharakita 2009; Spirit Rock w Gina Sharpe, Michele Benzamin-Miki, Bonnie Duran, Spring Washam. 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016

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

Thanksgiving Retreat,  Spirit Rock w Andrea Fella, Pat Coffey, Will Kabat-Zinn, Wes Nisker. 2011, 2013

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

Whole Thinking Retreat, Vermont & Detroit (meditation & visioning for activists) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Retreat Wknds: San Juan Island 2009; Insight Chicago 2012; Seattle Insight 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; San Diego Buddhist Studies, 2014; Mariposa Sangha Austin TX 2014, 2015, MLK Wknd Retreat 2015

Meditation Retreat for LGBTQ community at Spirit Rock (w Larry Yang,Maddy Klyne, Arinna Weisman, Pascal Auclair) 2009, 2014, 2016;  Saratoga Springs 2006, 2007, 2008 (w Larry Yang, Rebecca Dixon, & Carol Newhouse), IMS 2014 (w Pascal Auclair, Maddy Klyne)

Meditation Retreat for Young Adults, IMS  (w Rebecca Bradshaw, Chas diCapua, Amita Schmidt and others) 2008, 2009

SF Insight Retreat,  Spirit Rock & Santa Sabina w Eugene Cash & Pamela Weiss. 2010, 2012

Meditation Retreat w IMC Redwood City w Andrea Fella, 2012

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

TALKS 

  • 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