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Spring Washam's Dharma Talks
Spring Washam
Spring Washam is a well-known meditation teacher, author and visionary leader based in Oakland, California. She is the author of A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in Any Moment. Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based healing practices to diverse communities. She is one of the founders and core teachers at the East Bay Meditation Center, located in downtown Oakland, CA. She is also 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. She received extensive training by Jack Kornfield, is a member of the teacher's council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in northern California, and has practiced and studied Buddhist philosophy in both the Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism for the last 20 years. In addition to being a teacher, she is also a shamanic practitioner and 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 podcasts and radio shows. She currently travels and teaches meditation retreats, workshops and classes worldwide. In addition to being a teacher she also considers herself a healer, burgeoning writer, facilitator and spiritual activist. Spring has studied indigenous healing practices and works with students individually from around the world. She currently teaches workshops, large groups, compassion meditation and loving kindness retreats throughout the country. Her work includes earth based practices, awakening in the body, movement, dance and yoga.
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2018-09-27 The Mother of the Buddhas (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:37
A beautiful talk on the wisdom of Prajnaparamita and compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Wisdom Rising Women's Retreat
2018-01-01 The Heart of the Bodhisattva (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:48
Teachings on the power of the heart
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Years Insight
2017-12-21 A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in Any Moment -- Insights from her book. 62:37
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2017-11-19 The Wisdom of Inclusion - Opening the Heart to All Beings 29:38
Common Ground Meditation Center
2017-11-17 Love is the Answer 1:49:49
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series
2017-11-16 For People of Color - Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in any Moment 1:39:59
Common Ground Meditation Center
2017-10-20 Listening with the Heart (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:07
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat
2017-10-17 Day 1: Morning Instructional Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:49
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat
2017-09-28 Finding Sujata: Faith in the Feminine (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:27
This dharma talk is about faith. It includes the story of Sujata. Stories about trusting ourselves and the innate wisdom of the feminine.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Embodied, Empowered, and Awake: A Women's Meditation Retreat
2016-12-30 Courage and Compassion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:26
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat

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