James Rosser, LCSW


James has meditated for over 30 years, beginning in 1987 with James Baraz. He graduated from InsightLA’s Facilitator Training Program, InsightLA’s Dedicated to the Dharma Program, and  Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP Inaugural Class). James is also a  Trained Teacher for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. He is a Spirit Rock Dedicated Practitioner Program graduate and a Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program student. His primary teacher is Tempel Smith. His primary influences are Phillip Moffitt, Venerable Analayo,  Sally Armstrong, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Bonnie Duran, John Martin, Leslie Booker, and Jack Kornfield.  He is a Mentor at Self-Compassion.org.  He has also co-led retreats at Big Bear Retreat Center.

James leads secular and Buddhist-based mindfulness training, practices, community building, and affinity groups (LGBTQIAP2S+, Mental Health Professionals, Anti-Racism Practices for White People).  He is a member of InsightLA’s Board of Directors and works at UCLA’s Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.