About Kirsten Rudestam

Kirsten Rudestam has been practicing vipassana meditation in the Theravadan tradition since 2001 and teaching since 2005. She has a PhD in Environmental Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she studied climate resilience and environmental justice. She has twenty years of experience offering field-based and classroom-based college courses in environmental studies and sociology, and she is a facilitator for Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects. She, Gil Fronsdal, and Susie Harrington are the co-founders and core faculty for the Sati Center’s Buddhist Eco-Chaplaincy training program.