Meet the Facilitators

Shinzen Young is an American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant. His systematic approach to categorizing, adapting and teaching meditation has resulted in collaborations with Harvard Medical School....      Read More...

Shinzen Young is an American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant. His systematic approach to categorizing, adapting and teaching meditation has resulted in collaborations with Harvard Medical School....      Read More...

Myoshin (Maria) Gonzalez (BCom, MBA) is an award winning and best-selling author and a 30-year business veteran as a corporate executive and entrepreneur.  She believes that Mindfulness transforms lives and organizations, and....      Read More...

Myoshin (Maria) Gonzalez (BCom, MBA) is an award winning and best-selling author and a 30-year business veteran as a corporate executive and entrepreneur.  She believes that Mindfulness transforms lives and organizations, and....      Read More...

Daron Larson helps people feel more at home in their lives through attention training. He loves working with people who are new to mindfulness or have given up because they’re convinced they’re doing it wrong — an idea he....  Read More...

Daron Larson helps people feel more at home in their lives through attention training. He loves working with people who are new to mindfulness or have given up because they’re convinced they’re doing it wrong — an idea he....  Read More...

Danny Morris    I first came to mindfulness practice from a deep interest in the nature of mind and the nature of reality. Having a strong scientific background, physics was the primary way I understood why things were the way they were. When I first learned of....     Read More...

Danny Morris    I first came to mindfulness practice from a deep interest in the nature of mind and the nature of reality. Having a strong scientific background, physics was the primary way I understood why things were the way they were. When I first learned of....     Read More...

Stephanie Nash teaches meditation classes, retreats, and coaches privately (in person, over the phone, and via skype) integrating the teachings of Shinzen Young.  Stephanie has represented Shinzen's teachings at conferences, health groups....   Read More...

Stephanie Nash teaches meditation classes, retreats, and coaches privately (in person, over the phone, and via skype) integrating the teachings of Shinzen Young.  Stephanie has represented Shinzen's teachings at conferences, health groups....   Read More...

Soryu Forall Scott As a child, I watched people destroying life on earth and I knew that “I must do something.” I wanted to face the problem directly, but I did not know how. As a teen, I left home to study selfishness and the end of selfishness....      Read More...

Soryu Forall Scott As a child, I watched people destroying life on earth and I knew that “I must do something.” I wanted to face the problem directly, but I did not know how. As a teen, I left home to study selfishness and the end of selfishness....      Read More...

Julianna Raye has had a daily sitting practice for 14 years. For the past 12 years, she has attended intensive week-long and two-week-long silent retreats 4 times yearly, with either Shinzen Young or Kyozan Joshu Sasaki. For 9 years, she has facilitated....     Read More...

Julianna Raye has had a daily sitting practice for 14 years. For the past 12 years, she has attended intensive week-long and two-week-long silent retreats 4 times yearly, with either Shinzen Young or Kyozan Joshu Sasaki. For 9 years, she has facilitated....     Read More...

Rakhel Shapiro has nearly a decade of dedicated mindfulness practice in the insight meditation and Unified Mindfulness traditions, including intensive silent retreats and work with a mentor. As Founder and Facilitator at Source Mindfulness....      Read More...

Rakhel Shapiro has nearly a decade of dedicated mindfulness practice in the insight meditation and Unified Mindfulness traditions, including intensive silent retreats and work with a mentor. As Founder and Facilitator at Source Mindfulness....      Read More...

Janet (Koshin) Sims is a psychologist, author, and was once described by a friend as ‘an emotionally intelligent geek’. In 1997 Thich Nhat Hanh opened The Green Mountain Dharma Center just a few miles from her home in Vermont....     Read More...

Janet (Koshin) Sims is a psychologist, author, and was once described by a friend as ‘an emotionally intelligent geek’. In 1997 Thich Nhat Hanh opened The Green Mountain Dharma Center just a few miles from her home in Vermont....     Read More...

Toby Sola  Toby’s interest in mindfulness began with Yom Kippur fasting, wood wandering, and Shamanic sweat lodges. In 2011, Toby met Shinzen Young and began practicing, teaching, and researching mindfulness more seriously....     Read More...

Toby Sola  Toby’s interest in mindfulness began with Yom Kippur fasting, wood wandering, and Shamanic sweat lodges. In 2011, Toby met Shinzen Young and began practicing, teaching, and researching mindfulness more seriously....     Read More...

Michael W. Taft is a meditation teacher, bestselling author, and neuroscience junkie. As a mindfulness coach, he specializes in secular, science-based mindfulness training in groups, corporate settings, and one-on-one sessions. Michael is....     Read More...

Michael W. Taft is a meditation teacher, bestselling author, and neuroscience junkie. As a mindfulness coach, he specializes in secular, science-based mindfulness training in groups, corporate settings, and one-on-one sessions. Michael is....     Read More...

Chris Trani Bringing practice to life  – figuratively and literally.  That describes Chris Trani’s primary motivation for and outcome of her mindfulness practice.  It is also what guides her when given the privilege of serving others as a mindfulness....  Read More...

Chris Trani Bringing practice to life  – figuratively and literally.  That describes Chris Trani’s primary motivation for and outcome of her mindfulness practice.  It is also what guides her when given the privilege of serving others as a mindfulness....  Read More...

Tarver    With well over a decade of experience as a student of a range of meditation techniques, including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Shambhala, and Goenka Vipassana, Tarver now practices and teaches....   Read More...

Tarver    With well over a decade of experience as a student of a range of meditation techniques, including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Shambhala, and Goenka Vipassana, Tarver now practices and teaches....   Read More...

Jeff Warren is a journalist and meditation teacher. He’s the author of The Head Trip – a travel guide through waking, sleeping, and dreaming – and has written for The New York Times, The New Scientist, Discover, and others. He guides....      Read More...

Jeff Warren is a journalist and meditation teacher. He’s the author of The Head Trip – a travel guide through waking, sleeping, and dreaming – and has written for The New York Times, The New Scientist, Discover, and others. He guides....      Read More...

Janusz Welin    I was raised by all women on a hippie farm in Rhode Island. I first discovered Buddhism when I was 13 as an answer to the dissatisfaction and disconnection I felt in relation to society, giving me the first taste of....    Read More...

Janusz Welin    I was raised by all women on a hippie farm in Rhode Island. I first discovered Buddhism when I was 13 as an answer to the dissatisfaction and disconnection I felt in relation to society, giving me the first taste of....    Read More...

Shelly Young    I became interested in meditation practice in 1980 as a result of immense suffering around a debilitating sugar/food addiction, anxiety and depression. Traditional therapy gave me no beneficial effects.  I found....    Read More...

Shelly Young    I became interested in meditation practice in 1980 as a result of immense suffering around a debilitating sugar/food addiction, anxiety and depression. Traditional therapy gave me no beneficial effects.  I found....    Read More...