Therese has been practicing Meditation since 1971 when she was first initiated in Transcendental Meditation, shifting to Zen Buddhism in 1982. In the mid 1980’s she was among the core group that founded Three Treasures Sangha in Seattle, the group with whom she deepened her commitment to the Buddhist Precepts through a jukai ceremony. In recent years, she has shifted her focus from Zen, participating in Vipassana retreats at Dhamma Dena (near Joshua Tree, CA) with 87 year old Ruth Denison. Ruth’s unique teaching style has validated Therese’s desire to integrate movement, walking in nature, dance and song into her Buddhist practice.
Occasionally Therese offers group meditation practice at the Groves, sharing the practices and teachings of Ruth Denison. She also offers private sessions to teach these unique body-centered meditation practices. Contact her if interested.