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"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Teacher Interviews

Interview support is open to any student of insight meditation who has completed an introductory class series or a five-day or longer retreat, and who is working with mindfulness practice on an ongoing basis.

In keeping with the tradition of offering teachings in the spirit of generosity, interviews will be on a dana basis (voluntary donation from the generosity of the student). Please remember that just as students depend on teachers, teachers also depend on students.

Interviews are generally scheduled for a half hour (or longer if necessary). Many of these same Spirit Rock teachers have private practices in which they offer regular counseling at hourly sliding scale rates independent from the teaching they do at Spirit Rock. You may ask them about this. To set up an appointment, you can call any of the following teachers directly:

San Francisco/ Southern Marin
Howard Cohn  (415) 447-7761

Nevada City, Auburn, Sacramento
John Travis  (530) 263-4096


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