Donate  |   Contact

The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
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 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.
2012-11-01 The Four Noble Truths Point to Joy 10:21
November 2012 Sangha News interview
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center IMS Audio Files
2012-09-27 The Courage to Feel 42:44
How courageous compassion supports our healing process.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Way of the Sacred Feminine
2012-07-09 Boundless Compassion Human Love 55:16
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat
2012-01-26 The Sacred Feminine 56:57
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Way of the Sacred Feminine
2011-09-24 Freedom Through Letting Go 60:49
Impermanence and letting go.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2010-10-29 The Perfection of Wisdom 58:55
How the Parami of Wisdom cuts through the deluded mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-10-23 Joyous Equanimity 61:48
Freedom and equanimity in the midst of challenges and change. The Buddha's teachings on equanimity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-06-16 The Way To Freedom 54:28
This talk is an exploration of the 2nd noble truth. A detailed talk on working with desire, craving and cling.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center People of Color Retreat
2009-10-28 The Wisdom of Taking Refuge 53:25
The wisdom of taking the three refuges until we reach enlightenment. How wisdom begins to cut greed, hatred and delusion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditaton
2009-05-06 Wise Metta 50:28
The truth about love and kindness. Misunderstandings of love. How to practice metta with wisdom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Yucca Valley) Yucca Valley Spring Retreat

Creative Commons License