Past Teaching


Staying Grounded During the Pandemic, Vancouver BC Insight, 2020 (online)

Decolonizing Our Minds & Cultivating the Causes of Happiness, Gaia House Retreat UK (online) w Bonnie Duran 2020

Mindfulness & Leadership: Developing Compassion, Clarity and Courage  2012- 2018

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

Mindfulness of Mind Retreats 2015-2020

Labor Day Insight Retreat, Insight Meditation Society w Pascal Auclair 2012- present

Monthlong Insight Meditation Retreat, Spirit Rock March 2016, 2022

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

Mindfulness of the Body Retreat w Dori Langevin, Kate Lila Wheeler, Catherine McGee and others 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022

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

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

Meditation Retreats for Young Adults at IMS 2008, 2009

Metta Retreat w Sharon Salzberg, Sally Armstrong and others 2010, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2020

Living Dharma Study Retreat w Tempel Smith, Sally Armstrong, 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, 2018

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

Other 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, Vipassana Hawai’i 2015-2019, Vancouver 2018, 19

DAYLONG WORKSHOPS (selected topics 2005-2018)

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 
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:

Gaia House, UK                                                                     London Insight
SVM Brasilia                                                                           Rio de Janeiro Buddhist Vihara 
Nirodha Sangha, Finland                                                 Stockholm Vipassana 
Reykjavik Vipassana                                                           Vipassana Hawai’i
Seattle Insight                                                                       Chicago Insight
Insight Community of Washington DC                        New York Insight
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center                         Mariposa Sangha (Austin TX)              
Insight South Bay                                                                 IMC Redwood City
Mission Dharma                                                                    Triratna Buddhist Sangha
Coastside Vipassana                                                           San Francisco Zen Center
Gay Buddhist Sangha                                                         Gay Buddhist Fellowship