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.


In Center & Online

Other Locations

ΞMeditation Hall


May 16 2024


Pacific Time
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm



Inspired Together: How Generosity, Service, and Kindness Create and Maintain Community

Please join ISC Guiding Teacher Dawn Neal for this special community meeting. We will gather to celebrate and explore ISC’s culture of generosity, and touch on the exciting upcoming all-Dana residential retreats.

There will be a short sit and Dharma offering, and opportunities for connection with fellow Sangha members through facilitated discussion. We will end with a large group discussion/Q&A.

Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates.

Attend either online or in person at the Meditation Center. If you choose to attend in person, we request that you not use any fragrance. This protects the health of our sangha members who have a sensitivity to fragrance

Online Attendance Instructions:

Online Meeting ID: 853 6077 5249

Dial-in Passcode: 449001

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