Teachers and Dharma Leaders

  • Kim Allen
    Kim Allen
    Teacher

    Kim Allen has been practicing Insight meditation since 2003 and has trained intensively in the US and Asia. Trained by Gil Fronsdal, she now teaches at Insight Santa Cruz and also offers classes and retreats around the Bay Area and farther afield. Dedicated to a contemplative life of study and practice, she draws from a background in science, meditation, and creativity to offer classical Dhamma in a modern context. Her education includes a Ph.D. in physics and a master’s degree in environmental and social sustainability.

  • Dawn Neal
    Dawn Neal
    Guiding Teacher

    Dawn Neal, Guiding Teacher of Insight Santa Cruz, has devoted several years to silent retreat. She has an MA in Theravāda Buddhist studies, and professional experience as an interfaith spiritual care counselor (chaplain). Her practice includes ordaining in Burma, where she was authorized to teach Buddhist practice through the lens of Mettā.
    Dawn has been teaching meditation since 2010. She serves as a teacher at IMC, and as core faculty for the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies Online Chaplaincy Training. She is also in the final stages of Dharma Teacher training with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella. For her wider teaching activities, please see http://www.liberatingdharma.org/teaching-schedule.

Date

Aug 11 - 16 2024

Time

Pacific Time
2:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Status

Featured,
Special Events

ISC-IRC Offsite Residential Retreat with Dawn Neal and Kim Allen

Insight Santa Cruz teachers Dawn Neal and Kim Allen will be offering a six-day all-Dana Insight retreat at the beautiful and rustic Quaker Center in Ben Lomond. This is a joint offering with Insight Santa Cruz and Insight Retreat Center.

Register here for the lottery:

https://www.insightsantacruz.org/isc-irc-residential-retreat-august-11-16

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