Allen Weiss is the founding teacher and former Director of Mindful USC and a senior teacher at InsightLA where he has taught mindfulness classes for the past 17 years. He started meditating in the mindfulness tradition in 2005 and in 2011. His Basics of Mindfulness class at InsightLA was noted the Best in Los Angeles by LA Magazine. He completed the Dedicated Practitioners Program (DPP) at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in 2008. Allen was given formal teaching authorization by Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman in 2014. He has written articles for Lion’s Roar and Tricycle magazines.