• Resources

Meditation Centers & Educational Resources

Spirit Rock Meditation Center Woodacre, CA 

Insight Meditation Society Barre, MA  

Vallecitos Mountain Ranch Tierra Amarillo, NM  

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Los Angeles, CA  

Dharmaseed, audio resource for dharma talks  


Mentors & Primary Teachers

Sylvia Boorstein, PhD, has been teaching Dharma and mindfulness meditation since 1985. She is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, a psychotherapist, wife, mother and grandmother. She is particularly interested in emphasizing daily life as mindfulness practice and including informed citizenship and social activism as integral to spiritual maturation.

Donald Rothberg, PhD, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen, Mahamudra practice and the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, he currently writes and teaches classes, groups and retreats on meditation, daily life practice, spirituality and psychology, and socially engaged Buddhism.

Recommended Reading

  • Pay Attention, For Goodness' SakeSylvia Boorstein, 2002
  • Awakening Joy, James Baraz, 2010
  • The Wise Heart, Jack Kornfield, 2008
  • Mindfulness, Joseph Goldstein, 2013
  • Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden, Karen Maezen Miller, 2014
  • The Engaged Spiritual Life, Donald Rothberg, 2006
  • Loving Kindness, Sharon Salzberg, 2002
  • The Dhammapada, Teachings of the Buddha, Translated by Gil Fronsdal, 2006
  • Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach, 2004
  • Fully Present; the Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness, Diana Winston and Susan Smalley, PhD, 2010
  • Real Happiness at Work; Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and PeaceSharon Salzberg, 2014
  • Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, Norman Fischer, 2013
  • Awake in the Wild, Mark Coleman, 2006


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