Booker brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of Dharma + Embodied Wisdom + Activism. She shares her expertise nationally as a guest lecturer at conferences, universities, and Dharma centers, on expanding our vision around culturally responsive teaching, and changing the paradigm of self and community care. She has spoken at Mind & Life Institute’s International Symposium, Contemplative Minds in Higher Education, Mindfulness in America, and Omega Institute’s Mindfulness in Education conferences, along with other pioneers in the mindfulness field such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dr. Daniel Siegel, Linda Lantieri, and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Booker has been a featured speaker and facilitator at the Fetzer Institute, Vassar and Pitzer Colleges, as well as with the Peace Corps and Teacher’s College at Columbia University, and the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia.
She began sharing practice with vulnerable populations in 2005, and was a senior teacher and Director of Teacher Trainings with Lineage Project, where she worked with incarcerated and vulnerable youth for ten years. During this time, she also facilitated a mindfulness and cognitive-based therapy intervention on Riker’s Island from 2009-2011, a partnership between New York University and the National Institute of Health.
She is a co-founder of the Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute and the Meditation Working Group of Occupy Wall Street. Booker is a co-author of Best Practices for Yoga in a Criminal Justice Setting, a contributor to Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality’s report: Gender & Trauma—Somatic Interventions for Girls in Juvenile Justice, YOGA: The Secret of Life, and Sharon Salzberg’s book Happiness at Work. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation training (2012), Community Dharma Leaders’ Training (2017), and will complete Spirit Rock’s four year Retreat Teacher Training in 2020.
Marin Virtual Sangha
May 31, 2020: 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm EST / 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm PST
Marin Sangha is a mindfulness meditation (vipassana) group in Marin County that puts special emphasis on living the dharma in daily life.
About Marin Sangha
A diverse, mutually supportive lay community dedicated to practicing the Buddha’s teachings in daily life, with the aspiration of full awakening.
In the service of awakening through practice in daily life, Marin Sangha
- Explores ways to create community through the investigation of Dhamma
- Offers a variety of teachers, primarily but not exclusively Theravadan
- Promotes an open, welcoming, and diverse community
- Provides opportunities for service both to the Sangha and the greater community
- Promotes spiritual friendship through both Dhamma and social activities
- Fosters connection within the greater Dhamma community
- Encourages the deepening of practice through regular meditation, Dhamma study, and residential retreat
The Sangha exists because people come together to explore and practice generosity, ethical conduct, and meditation. We welcome and rely on participation at all levels.