For over 20 years, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has been teaching students worldwide about the innermost nature of mind in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Rinpoche is one of those rare teachers whose lighthearted, yet illuminating style appeals to both beginners and advanced practitioners alike.
Upcoming Programs: title: to be announced, title: to be announced, open heart & open mind: in the dzogchen tradition, vajrayana retreat according to the tsoknyi lineage, Liberating the Heart: Fearless Love, the great tributaries retreat: exploring compassion, wisdom and emptiness in the three buddhist schools, Naturally Free: Discovering the Nature of Mind, the ground of trekcho, Letting it be: Resting in Radical Simplicity, Dzogchen Practice Intensive, mind and life summer institute, title: to be announced, Essence Love and the Nature of Mind, Yogis in Caves and Yogis in the World: the Integration and Expression of Wisdom-Compassion, open heart, open mind: a dzogchen approach,
Tara Brach is a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She has practiced and taught meditation for over 35 years, with an emphasis on vipassana (mindfulness or insight) meditation. Tara is the senior teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. A clinical psychologist, Tara is the author … READ MORE
Tara Bennett-Goleman, M.A., is a teacher, author and psychotherapist, who integrates mindfulness with psychology, social action, and the arts. Tara’s book Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart (Harmony Books, 2001) was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into 25 languages. The book integrates insights from mindful awareness training with … READ MORE
Daniel Goleman, PhD covered the brain and behavioral sciences at the New York Times for twelve years. He is co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, and co-directs the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. His books include Emotional Intelligence, Primal Leadership, Destructive Emotions, and Social Intelligence: The New Science … READ MORE
Rodney Smith spent eight years in Buddhist monastic settings, both at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Massachusetts and several years as a Buddhist monk in Asia. He ordained with Mahasi Sayadaw in Burma then practiced for three years with Ajahn Buddhadassa in Thailand. He disrobed as a monk in 1983 and, after returning to … READ MORE
Lama Tsultrim Allione, author and international teacher, founded Tara Mandala in 1994. Inspired by the vision of a Western retreat center while living in the Himalayas in the 1970s, Lama Tsultrim founded Tara Mandala with her husband David Petit, where she is now the spiritual director and resident teacher. Lama Tsultrim was one of the … READ MORE
Joan Halifax Roshi is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and author. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has worked in the area of death and dying for over thirty years and is Director of the Project on Being with … READ MORE
One of America’s leading spiritual teachers and authors, Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work.
Jack Kornfield is one of the leading Buddhist teachers in America. A practitioner for over 40 years, he is one of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness and vipassana meditation to the West. His approach emphasizes compassion, loving kindness and the profound path of mindful presence, all offered in simple, accessible ways in his works.