[Pronouns he/him] I am a teacher for Insight Meditation Community of Washington. I teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses. I have created mindfulness courses for chronic pain, for inquiry and embodiment, and for teens. I guide workshops on relationships, forgiveness, and lovingkindness. I mentor for Power of Awareness and Cloud Sangha, online meditation and mentoring programs. I earned a MSW degree and am a former high school physics teacher. I have been practicing mindfulness meditation since 2004.
My years of teaching high school prepared me for guiding classes, cultivating simplicity, clarity, and humor. My years of therapy and Buddhist psychology training prepared me for guiding students toward healing. Each budding teacher has their own personal gifts; it is my job to help refine those gifts. I invite the cultivation of a deep sense of kindness for who you are, just as you are. All growth occurs organically from there. Learn more at staneisenstein.com/.