Teaching Teams

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January 22 - 28, 2023

Donald Rothberg

& Ronya Banks

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Feb 3 - 9, 2023

Howard Cohn

& Genevieve Tregor

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March 18 - 24, 2023 Mark Coleman & 

Genevieve Tregor

Teachers: January 22 - 28, 2023

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Donald Rothberg

Donald Rothberg, PhD, is one of the nation's foremost leaders in socially engaged Buddhism. He is on the Teachers' Council of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and has been an organizer, teacher and board member for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. He is the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World

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Ronya Banks

Ronya Banks, MSW, is the founding teacher of Asheville Insight Meditation in Asheville, North Carolina, and serves on the faculty of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.  She is a practicing social worker in addiction recovery.  Born in Kuwait, Ronya is of Palestinian-American descent and was raised Muslim. She is the author of, How Buddhism Helped Me Embrace My Palestinian Heritage. (2017 Tricycle)

 

Teachers: February 3 - 9, 2023

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Howard Cohn

Howard Cohn, MA, is one of the founding teachers of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and has led the Mission Dharma sitting group in San Francisco for over 30 years. He has practiced meditation since 1972, and has led Vipassana retreats since 1985. He is known by his students for his kindheartedness and warm sense of humor.  Howard has a MA in Counseling Psychology and has a private counseling/mentoring practice. He is the author of, Invitation to Meditation: How to Find Peace Wherever You Are

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Genevieve Tregor

Genevieve Tregor, MS, is the founding teacher of Insight Meditation Scottsdale, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Solution Mindfulness. She serves on the faculty of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, and for Cloud SanghaShe is trained in Peter Levine's three year  Trauma- Informed   Somatic Experiencing method of healing trauma, and serves as adjunct faculty for South Mountain Community College. Genevieve is the author of,  The Difference Between Healing and Fixing in the Practice of Mindfulness  (2018 Mindful)

 

Teachers: March 18 - 24, 2023

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Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman, MA, is a senior meditation teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He is  the founder of Mindfulness Training InstituteThe Mindfulness Institute, and Awake in the Wild. In addition to teaching Vipassana retreats, he offers teacher trainings, corporate mindfulness and wilderness retreats. Mark is the author of three books:

From Suffering to Peace: The True Promise of Mindfulness;    Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Help Free You from the Inner Critic;   and Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery.  

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Genevieve Tregor

Genevieve Tregor, MS, is the founding teacher of Insight Meditation Scottsdale, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Solution Mindfulness. She serves on the faculty of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, and for Cloud SanghaShe is trained in Peter Levine's three year  Trauma- Informed   Somatic Experiencing method of healing trauma, and serves as adjunct faculty for South Mountain Community College. Genevieve is the author of,  The Difference Between Healing and Fixing in the Practice of Mindfulness  (2018 Mindful)

 

Past Retreats
Teachers: April 2021

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Howard Cohn

Howard Cohn, MA, is one of the founding teachers of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and has led the Mission Dharma sitting group in San Francisco for over 30 years. He has practiced meditation since 1972, and has led Vipassana retreats since 1985. He is known by his students for his kindheartedness and warm sense of humor.  He is the author of, Invitation to Meditation: How to Find Peace Wherever You Are

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Anushka Fernandopulle

Anushka Fernandopulle, MBA, is a member of the Teacher’s Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. 

She works as an organizational consultant and leadership coach.  She has served as a mayoral appointee to San Francisco’s commission on community development and has been involved in movements for justice and civil rights. Her writing has been featured in Tricycle, Lion’s Roar, Turning Wheel, Inquiring Mind, and Huffington Post. 

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Pascal Auclair

Pascal Auclair is a core teacher at Insight Meditation Society, and teachers regularly at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and around the world. He is a co-founder of True North Insight in Canada, and a Guiding Teacher at Terre d’Éveil, a leading meditation organization in Paris, France. He additionally teaches at the mindfulness program at the Université du Québec in Montreal

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Genevieve Tregor

Genevieve Tregor, MS, is the founding teacher of Insight Meditation Scottsdale, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Solution Mindfulness. She serves on the faculty of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification ProgramShe is trained in Peter Levine's three year  Trauma- Informed   Somatic Experiencing method of healing trauma, and serves on the faculty of South Mountain Community College.

 

Teachers: October 2020

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Howard Cohn

Howard Cohn, MA, is one of the founding teachers of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and has led the Mission Dharma sitting group in San Francisco for over 30 years. He has practiced meditation since 1972, and has led Vipassana retreats since 1985. He is known by his students for his kindheartedness and warm sense of humor.  He is the author of, Invitation to Meditation: How to Find Peace Wherever You Are

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Bonnie Duran

Bonnie Duran, PhD, teaches at Insight Meditation Society (IMS) and Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is a core-teacher of the IMS Teacher Training Program and the SRMC Dedicated Practitoners Program 6. She serves as a Professor in the Schools of Social Work and Public Health at the University of Washington, and as the Director of the Center for Indigenous Health Research at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute.

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Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman, MA, is a senior meditation teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He is  the founder of Mindfulness Training InstituteThe Mindfulness Institute, and Awake in the Wild. He offers teacher trainings, corporate mindfulness and wilderness retreats.  Mark is the author of three books:

From Suffering to Peace: The True Promise of Mindfulness;    Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Help Free You from the Inner Critic;   and Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery.  

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Genevieve Tregor

Genevieve Tregor, MS, is the founding teacher of Insight Meditation Scottsdale, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Solution Mindfulness. She serves on the faculty of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program. She is trained in Peter Levine's three year  Trauma- Informed   Somatic Experiencing method of healing trauma, and serves on the faculty of South Mountain Community College.