I hold an MA in Educational Psychology and have worked and mentored students over a long career for LAUnified and for California State University, where I was an adjunct professor of Education. I came to Buddhist teachings about six years ago from over 30 years of meditative practice in Christian Mysticism and Hindu traditions. For the last few years I have been leading mindfulness meditation classes in Outreach Programs that assist low income and homeless residents. I have been trained as a Insightla Meditation Facilitator, and have just completed the 21 month Deepening Practitioner's Group. My life intention is to serve others with an open heart and to honor nature in all its forms.