Guest Teachers

John Travis
John Travis, guiding and founding teacher of Mountain Stream Meditation Centerleads an annual daylong retreat in Davis with the Davis Insight Group.

For more information on John Travis, you can visit his website.

Kevin Griffin
Kevin Griffin is the author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the 12 Steps (Rodale Press 2004) and A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery (Hay House 2009). He is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and one of the founders of the Buddhist Recovery Network. A local 12-step group focused on Kevin's One Breath at a Time meets Wednesday nights at the Shambhala Center in Davis.

For more information about Kevin Griffin, please visit his website

Noah Levin

Noah's first book, Dharma Punx, instigated the Dharma Punx movement. He is a Buddhist teacher, author and counselor. He is trained to teach by Jack Kornfield of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. He teaches meditation classes, workshops and retreats nationally as well as leading groups in juvenile halls and prisons. Noah holds a masters degree in counseling psychology from CIIS. He has studied with many prominent teachers in both the Theravadan and Mahayanan Buddhist traditions.

Bhante Vimalaramsi
Bhante V is perhaps best known for his Barebones Buddhist Meditation books. Since 1974, he has studied with Buddhist teachers Hawaii and California, as well as Thailand, Burma, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, where he taught advanced meditation students in a monastery. He is presently working to establish a meditation school and retreat center in the Ozark mountains.

Ayya Sudhama
Ayya Sudhamma visits us from Carolina Buddhist Vihara, a Theravada Buddhist center in a small house in the suburbs of Greenville, SC.  Bhikkhuni Sudhamma was briefly an attorney in San Francisco. In 1993, she first encountered the Dhamma through Thai monks visiting San Francisco. By mid-1994 she wished to ordain and in 1999 she gratefully received from Sri Lankan elder Ven. Gunaratana, of the Bhavana Society, the opportunity to enter the holy life. She obtained higher ordination as a bhikkhuni (female monk) in Sri Lanka in 2003.