Brian Lesage

Brian Lesage

Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism. He was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in Vipassana Meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide. Brian also has a private practice in Somatic Experiencing, which is a naturalistic approach to healing trauma. You can also visit his website for Somatic Experiencing at: www.liberatingawareness.com

DaeJa Napier

DaeJa Napier

DaeJa Napier

DaeJa Napier teaches Vipassana meditation with an emphasis on the cultivation of the four Brahma Viharas: loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity. She has been practicing and studying in various Buddhist traditions since 1974 and has been teaching since 1986. She continues to study with prominent Asian and Western teachers. DaeJa has dedicated her life to exploring the traditional pathways to awakening and their application in daily life. She is the founding and guiding teacher of the Brahma Vihara Foundation. To learn more, visit http://brahmaviharas.org.