James Rosser, LCSW
Facilitator, Teacher Council
James has been meditating for over 30 years, beginning in 1987 with James Baraz. He is a graduate of InsightLA’s Facilitator Training Program and Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Mediation Teacher Certification Program (Inaugural Class). Currently, James also is a Trained Teacher for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
James leads both secular and Buddhist- based mindfulness trainings, sits, and affinity groups (LGBTQI, Mental Health Professionals, Anti-Racism Practices for White People). His areas of interests are community building for the LGBTQI/LGBTQI senior mindfulness community, and consciousness-raising around racism and heterosexism. He co-chairs InsightLA’s DEI Committee and sits on the Teacher’s Council. He is a student in Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioner Program. His primary teacher is Tempel Smith.
As a psychotherapist, James is Director of Outpatient Programs for the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. He intensively trained in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Mentalization-based Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. At UCLA Health he teaches staff about mindfulness and well-being.