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is a Mindful Awareness practitioner who emerged from the Contemplative Faith Community, where he served as a Lay Minister for over 10 years. His orientation to the Mindful Awareness practice began at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA, where he was introduced to the Theravadan tradition of Vipassana in 2012.
Thomas began his journey into Dharma Leadership in 2013. In 2017, Thomas graduated from the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader Training Program, The Sati Center Buddhist Chaplaincy Training, and was enlisted as one of the Spirit Rock Community Welcome Teachers for the Monday Night Dharma program; which offers meditation, and practice support to new practitioners and 1st time visitors to Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Thomas is also a Co- Founder and Teacher of the Insight Richmond Meditation Group (www.insightrichmond.com), which is a growing and diverse meditation community where Insight meditation, Dharma exploration, and Inclusive Community Building are offered and practiced.
Additionally, he is a visiting teacher at The East Bay Meditation Center and Alameda Sangha, and has served as a member of the Kaiser Permanente Spiritual Care team as Chaplain.
Thomas has an authentic passion for the sharing the Traditional and Non- Traditional expressions of Mindfulness and how they integrate into the unique and practical aspects of our lives.