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I have practiced meditation and studied Buddhism since 2006. In college, I spent a transformative semester abroad on the Antioch Buddhist Studies Program living in a Burmese monastery in Bodh Gaya, India. There, I received intensive training in the Vipassana, Zen, and Dzogchen (Tibetan) methods of meditation. This experience initiated me into my love of the Dharma, my passion for the practice, and desire to share with others.
In 2009, I sat my first 9-day Vipassana retreat at Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA. I continue to return to IMS each year to refine and deepen my practice and understanding each year. Some teachers I have studied and practiced under include Rodney Smith, Christina Feldman, Larry Rosenberg, JoAnna Harper, Rebecca Bradshaw, and Pema Chodron.
In more recent years, I have intensified my practice through increasing retreat time at IMS. Since 2015, my practice currently centers around exploring the teachings of metta (loving-kindness) and the body (somatic meditation).
For interested clients, I am happy to integrate the basics of mindfulness as a part of your psychotherapy. I also offer 30 minute sessions to individuals who are not interested in psychotherapy, but want support keeping up their practice and refining their technique. This service is offered to the community on a donation basis or 'dana'.
My services are also available in professional settings for larger groups and in workshop settings, including colleges.