Tere Abdala

Senior Teacher

Tere migrated from Mexico City 12 years ago with her three young children and late husband. Within InsightLA, she learned meditation, mindfulness, and Dharma from Tibetan Buddhist teachers. These teachings complemented her Catholic upbringing, which along with her husband’s Jewish heritage, broadened her capacity for compassion and understanding for others.

Inspired to help, she left behind her MBA and career as a professional geographer to devote herself to her family, her personal growth, and the study and practice of mindfulness. She became a dedicated student of Trudy Goodman at InsightLA before later joining the teacher development program. She then went on to graduate from Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leadership program as well as the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Practicum, which is an intensive training for MBSR teachers. Her mindfulness journey has strengthened her creativity as a visual artist, as well as her self-inquiry search through psychoanalysis.