About Lynne

IMS_logo (2)Lynne Parisimage3

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.