Additional Background and Experience

MEDITATION RETREAT EXPERIENCE (participated)

  • 7-day Mindfulness & the 10 Virtues (Tim Burnett & Robin Boudette), Samish Island Campground. Bow, WA.Oct 2022

  • 6-Day Demystifying Awakening (Stephen Snyder), Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Castle Rock, WA. July 2022

  • 7-day Mindfulness & Compassion (Tim Burnett & Robin Boudette), Mindfulness Northwest, at-home Zoom, Oct 2021

  • 5-day Solitary (self-guided), Windhorse Retreat Center, Whidbey Island, WA. June 2021

  • 14-day Solitary (self-guided), Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada. June 2020

  • 45-day Winter Retreat (Pema Chodron), Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada. Jan - Feb 2020

  • 7-day Roots of Mindfulness (Tim Burnett) Samish Island Campground. Bow, WA. Oct 2018.

  • 4-day Mindfulness Teacher Training Discernment Retreat (Tim Burnett) Samish Island Campground. Bow, WA. Oct 2018

  • 9-day, Creating Enlightened Society (Emily Bower) Shambhala Meditation Center. Austin, TX. Aug 2018 (non-residential)

  • 4-day Solitary (self-guided) Windhorse Retreat Center, Whidbey Island, WA. Aug 2017

  • 5-day Solitary (self-guided) Windhorse Retreat Center, Whidbey Island, WA. Feb 2017

  • 28-day Cultivating our Inherent Confidence (Gaylon Ferguson), Karme Chӧling Meditation Center, Barnet, VT. June-July 2016

  • 8-day At-home Retreat (self-guided), Lima, Peru. Feb 2015

  • 9-day Anapanasati - Mindfulness of Breathing (Santikaro), Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Castle Rock, WA. Feb 2014

  • 7-day Lovingkindess (Heather Martin, Donald Rothberg), Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA, Jan 2013

  • 10-day Vipassana (tradition of S.N. Goenka), Dhamma Kuta Meditation Center, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Dec 2011

 

CONTEMPLATIVE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • 2-Year MBSR Teacher Training Certification Program, Mindfulness Northwest, Bellingham, WA. 2022-2023.

  • 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Northwest, Seattle, WA. Jan-March 2022

  • 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Northwest, Seattle, WA. March-May 2022

  • 6-Week Working with Mental Afflictions, Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada. Jan-Feb 2020. 

  • 9-Month Monastic Training Residency, Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada. Oct 2019-July 2020. 

  • 350-hour ​Mindfulness Teacher Training Certification Program, Mindfulness Northwest, Bellingham, WA. 2018-2019

  • 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Seattle Mindfulness Center, Seattle, WA. May-June 2018

  • Foundations of Life Coaching, Seattle Life Coach Training, Seattle, WA. May-Aug 2018

  • “In Everyday Life” Series - FIVE, 5-WEEK CLASSES: Joy, Contentment, Meditation, Fearlessness, and Wisdom. Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center, Seattle, WA. 2016-2018

  • Shambhala Buddhism Training Levels - SIX WEEKEND RETREATS: Basic Goodness, Birth of the Warrior, Warrior in the World, Awakened Heart, and Open Sky. Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center, Seattle, WA. 2016-2018

  • Cultivating Lovingkindness: Pema Chodron on Lojong/Tonglen, Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center, Seattle, WA. Nov 2016.

  • Buddhist Geeks, Open Awareness Life Retreat, , Sept - Oct 2013                    

  • Mind Hacking Life Retreat Buddhist Geeks, June - July 2013   

                
FORMAL EDUCATION

  • Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies, State University of New York - Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY. Dec 2014

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. Dec 2008

  • Washington State Teacher Certification January 2009

  • Endorsements: Elementary Education (K-8), Reading (K-12)