Dawn Haney

Dawn Haney (they/she) has been organizing, coaching, teaching, and writing for 20 years on gender, race, Buddhism, and building toward liberation. As a mentor, they bring training as a peer counselor who believes you know your conditions best, alongside a master’s in health behavior that helps analyze how people change. She loves to find the right open-ended question that shifts your problem into a new light. As a white, fat, queer, neurodivergent, mixed-class, nonbinary femme, their experience in executive leadership can support your navigation of identity and power as a teacher.

Dawn first found dharma through healing family addiction and seeking resilience in political organizing, grateful to join a lineage of more trauma-sensitive mindfulness. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders program, a Community Teacher at East Bay Meditation Center and the Alphabet Sangha, and has taught across the US in her prior role as codirector of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.