Facilitators

Primary
Charlie Johnson is a retired chemical engineer who has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1972 and teaching for over ten years. He has completed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training from Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn who developed the program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and from Dr. Robert Stahl at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California. In addition he has completed the MBSR Teacher Development Intensive course taught by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is associated with the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California and has completed their Community Dharma Leaders Program. Among other things that program provides detailed instructions on the teaching of mindfulness meditation. Charlie completed the yoga instructor certification program at the Yoga Research and Education Center in Santa Rosa, California and is a registered instructor with the Yoga Alliance. He teaches MBSR in hospital and industrial settings and also provides training on an individual basis.

Others
As the need arises other highly qualified facilitators are provided at various locations throughout the USA.

"Conquer the angry man by love.
Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.
Conquer the miser with generosity.
Conquer the liar with truth. "
- The Dhammapada

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