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Will Kabat-Zinn

Meditator, teacher, and dharma ally

Will Kabat-Zinn is a mindfulness and meditation teacher whose passion is to help people wake up to their own deepest nature.  Will spent close to a decade in and out of silent retreat, primarily in the Insight Meditation tradition and was deeply influenced by his time with the late Sayadaw U Pandita of Burma and Chan Master Sheng-Yen.

Will has taught meditation to diverse populations including neuroscientists at the Mind & Life Summer Research Institute, incarcerated youth in the South Bronx, Rikers Island, and Oakland, and business and technology leaders in Silicon Valley. Together with his wife Teresa Will developed and taught a mindfulness curriculum for parents as part of a long-term study on stress and cell aging at University of California, San Francisco.

Will is a member of the Spirit Rock teacher’s council and Board of Directors, ands leads a weekly meditation group in Berkeley, SundaySanga.net.  He lives in the East Bay with his wife and two children.

Upcoming Programs

Stillness, Energy, and Insight

March 15 - 17, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

“What’s the truth?”—a question many ask but few can answer. “Come and see”—the ancient invitation from the Buddha to observe, once and for all, the way things actually are. Take the Buddha up on his inspiring invitation to fearless and sustained self-inquiry in this retreat with meditation teacher and dharma ally Will Kabat-Zinn. In this...

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Previous Programs

The Liberating Power of Mindfulness

March 9 - 11, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Find yourself on autopilot? In our busy modern life, opportunities to engage in deep and sustained self-inquiry are rare—inquiry that revolutionizes your understanding of self and transforms how you exist in the world. Join seasoned meditator and dharma teacher Will Kabat-Zinn for an intensive yet lighthearted approach to mindfulness practice. Step away from the business...