Justine Dawson is a teacher and guide of dharma and intimacy. A 23 year practitioner of Insight meditation, she completed training as a teacher under Jack Kornfield in 2012. In addition to her training and practice in traditional meditation and Buddhist theology, Justine has devoted over 12 years to engaged practice and teaching, particularly the realm of the erotic – connection, sex and desire. She has taught throughout the US and Europe, establishing and guiding communities of practice, as well supporting dharma retreats at Omega Institute, Mt Madonna, Spirit Rock and other venerable American spiritual institutions. From the inside out she works with people to dismantle the shame, fear and judgment that prevents them from intimacy with all aspects of life. Both practical and provocative, Justine is a translator between worlds, bridging the rational and instinctual, theoretical and visceral, above and below. She is currently keeping it real in Los Angeles, CA.