Teacher or Dharma Leader

  • 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.


ͺInsight Retreat Center
1906 Glen Canyon Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Apr 07 2024


Pacific Time
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Special Events

Gardening and Generosity in the Afternoon at IRC

All are warmly welcome to join Guiding Teacher Dawn Neal for an afternoon of gardening at Insight Retreat Center. This is an opportunity to garden together, enjoy fellow ISC sangha members, and show our support for the retreat center that hosts Insight Santa Cruz’s annual retreat every year.

The schedule of the afternoon is:

1 pm: Meet in the Community Room.

1:15: A brief meditation on the Forest Deck.

1:30: Begin gardening/outdoor work.

4:15: Conclude with a closing circle and dedication of merit.

4:30: Day’s over!

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