Spring Washam

Spring Washam – BHNN Guest Podcast Contributor

Spring Washam is a meditation teacher, author and visionary leader based in southern California. She is the author of the newly released book entitled A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in Any Moment. She is one of the founders and core teachers at the East Bay Meditation Center, located in downtown Oakland. She has been extensively trained by Jack Kornfield and is a member of the teacher’s council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in northern California. She has practiced and studied Buddhist philosophy in both the Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism for the last 20 years.

Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based healing practices into diverse communities. She is the co-founder of a new organization called Communities Rizing, which is dedicated to providing yoga and meditation teacher training programs for communities of color. In addition to being a teacher, she is also a shamanic practitioner who has studied indigenous healing practices for over a decade. She is the founder of Lotus Vine Journeys; an organization that blends indigenous healing practices with Buddhist wisdom. Her writing and teachings have appeared in many online journals and publications such as Lions Roar, Tricycle, and Belief.net. She has been a guest on many popular podcast and radio shows. She currently travels and teaches meditation retreats, workshops and classes worldwide. Find events and teachings from Spring at springwasham.com.

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