Hi and Aloha, I am Lynne. My life is full with family and friends, learning, reading, writing, teaching, traveling, and hiking. Life on this planet amazes me, I am dazzled by her beauty and abundance. Like you, I live in a world that is full of emotions, thoughts, and the swirling of life’s adventures. I am a wife, mom, grandma, a friend and a forever student. I am an American Dharma Teacher which is a fusion of spiritual teacher , Buddhist monk, Interfaith Gateway minister and Mystic.
I co- founded Dharma Center in 1998, and retired in November of 2016. I am founder of Integrated Meditation Studies which includes Sand Play Yoga. See my blogs at Whispers from Samadhi.
I have graduate and post graduate degrees and credentials from San Diego State University and USIU. For more information about my traditional and spiritual education click this link.
I completed a program through Gateway University and on December 16th 2015 was ordained as an interfaith minister. The program I completed was taught by a grounded female mystic, who founded Gateway University and was a spiritual teacher for over 40 years. This credential, coupled with my ordination as an American Buddhist Monk allows me to teach groups and to work one-to-one assisting students in their personal growth.
I studied the teachings of eastern and western masters. My talent is Integrating my experience and teachings of:
- the East with West
- scientific knowledge with spiritual understanding
- ordinary with extraordinary
- non-verbal with verbal
- mysticism with practical living
I worked as a teacher in public schools. I taught high school students with learning challenges, gifted students, and students who were in the home/hospital program. I have been teaching Meditation and Mindful Living since 1998 and recently added Sand Play Yoga to my teaching tools.