Konda was introduced to Tibetan Buddhism in 1982. Her love for Vipassana began in 1996, working with Jack Kornfield at the Vallecitos Retreat Center. She has been a regular teacher at Spirit Rock starting in 1997, has taught daylongs, retreats, and workshops. She sits on the Board of Directors of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, On Being with Krista Tippett, Lion’s Roar Publications, Regeneration, and is a Trustee at Mills College in Oakland, CA.
In addition to her spiritual pursuits, Konda is a social entrepreneur, earth, and social justice activist. She is the Co-Founder and founding CEO of Impact Hub Oakland. She is currently the President and Co-Founder of Jubilee Justice, Inc, a nonprofit that creates opportunities for applied learning at the intersection of Land, Race, Money, and Spirit. The Black farmers’ rice project is an example of addressing these issues and working toward a holistic and regenerative future. You can also catch Konda on her “Brown Rice Hour” podcast on the Be Here Now Network.
Pronouns: she, her, hers