Katy Wiss has recently graduated from the Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program. She has also completed advanced study and practice courses at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, New York Insight Meditation Center, and Chuang Yen Monastery (with Bhikkhu Bodhi). Her practice focuses on ways to bring together the spiritual study and practice of insight and kindness with the academic and personal study of relational communication. Her aspiration is for relational communication to begin to repair suffering and for the attention to suffering to repair relational communication. She is also interested in meditation, pain, and chronic illness.