About Our Teachers

Mindful USC designates teachers based on their years (typically more than 10 years) and depth of personal practice and training as well as the study of mindfulness meditation practices and techniques; and teaching and embodying the application of mindfulness in daily life.

All Mindful USC teachers are graduates of the Dedicated Practitioners Program (DPP) and/or Community Dharma Leaders Program (CDL) of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, MARC’s teaching program, UCSD’s teaching program or other training programs headed by well-known mindfulness guiding teachers. In addition, our teachers are required to continue as students themselves, and dedicate themselves to ongoing study (including yearly residential retreats) and to deepening continually their understanding and embodiment of mindfulness.