A Meditation Center in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition

Visiting Teachers

Susie Harrington

Susie Harrington teaches meditation nationwide and is the guiding teacher for Desert Dharma, which serves many communities in the Southwest near her home in Moab, Utah. She has trained in the insight tradition since 1989. She often offers outdoor retreats.

Brian Lesage

Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism. He was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in vipassana meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal and India as well as numerous retreats in the US. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide. Brian also has a private practice in Somatic Experiencing, which is a naturalistic approach to healing trauma. You can also visit his website for Somatic Experiencing at www.liberatingawareness.com.

Brian lives in Arizona and visits our sangha several times a year to sit with us and give dharma talks. His biography is at: http://www.liberatingawareness.com/about-brian-lesage

Brian offers individual practice discussions when he visits Albuquerque.

 

DaeJaNapier

DaeJa Napier is the founding and guiding teacher of the Brahma-Vihara Foundation. She teaches vipassana meditation in combination with the cultivation of the four brahma-viharas. Her emphasis has been on the cultivation of formal and informal practice in everyday life.

She has studied and practiced in various Buddhist traditions since 1972. Her root teacher is Zen master Soeng Sahn. Dedicated to exploring the depths of the awakening process, she maintains a yearly schedule of intensive practice. Most recently she practiced under the guidance of Sayadaw U Janaka, Sayadaw U Pandita and Joseph Goldstein.

 

Valerie Roth

valerie-2016Valerie Roth began Buddhist practice 30 years ago in a 1986 graduate program in East/West Psychology. Valerie has continued studies and practice in Hawaii, on the Navajo Reservation, in New York and in New Mexico. Valerie completed the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leadership Program in 2008 and soon began to serve the Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha. In her service to our sangha she taught classes for people new to the practice, led retreat and residency planning and served on the board of directors.  Valerie currently lives in Rodeo, New Mexico.

Julie Tato

Julie Tato, a regular guest speaker at Taos Mountain Sangha, has practiced meditation since 1988, primarily Vipassana, with Marcia Rose, Sharon Salzberg, Ven. Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and many others. An instructor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, she has a particular interest in Lovingkindness meditation and in practice in daily life. Julie also teaches meditation with youth and with those recovering from loss. She has lived, worked, & practiced in spiritual community, including many years at the Lama Foundation near Taos and at the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts. Julie also works locally supporting people with disabilities and their families.

Erin Treat

Erin Treat serves as a guiding teacher of Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center.  She teaches retreats at Spirit Rock and the Insight Meditation Society and serves as a teacher and board member at the Durango (Colorado) Dharma Center. We have a memorandum of understanding with Erin.

 

Kathryn Turnipseed

Kathryn Turnipseed has been practicing vipassana meditation since 1997, sitting numerous intensive retreats at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS), Spirit Rock and the Mountain Hermitage. In 2012 she graduated from the Community Dharma Leader training program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Kathryn is a member of Albuquerque Insight Meditation Center. She is a GreenFaith fellow and serves on the board of the Vallecitos Mountain retreat Center.

 

 

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