Category: <span>Teacher Bio</span>

Ken Morley

I have found great benefit from Mindfulness Meditation practices and the teachings of the Buddha. My journey of self discovery began around 2003 when I was inspired by the audio book “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle, and then taking an Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Insight Meditation class, and …

Jackie Miller

The Dhamma seems to me an immersive practice of acceptance and unfolding that brings our hearts courage and freedom. I love working close to the early texts and exploring with others how these beautiful teachings come to life for us.

Jim Whiteside

Jim’s current understanding of and approach to practice are eclectic and secular in orientation. While insight meditation and mindfulness practices are his personal favorites, he believes there is no one “right” practice for everyone, or even for any given person at different times and under different circumstances. He is especially interested in learning how to apply the skills and insights gained in practice to our daily lives.

Bilha Birman Rivlin, PhD

Bilha is a long-time practitioner and teacher of insight mindful meditation, who has recently earned her PhD from the Theatre department at Wayne State University where she wrote her dissertation on the creative process and the path of transformation​. Bilha has been practicing insight Mindful Meditation and studying Buddhist teachings since 2003. For over ten years, she has taught, IM meditation along with Buddhist philosophy and practices.

Karen Mori

Karen began studying vipassana meditation in 2003 with the teachers of Deep Spring Center as a way to gain perspective on the anxiety she was experiencing about her husband???s illness.  The practice has been invaluable in helping her be present with the moment-by-moment arising of experience and the ever-present spaciousness …

Mary Grannan

After a few years of practice I entered teacher’s training and have since found sharing the Dharma with others provides my life with a deep joy, ease and a sense of connection with all that is. To be with others on their journey of spiritual development is, for me, a privilege that opens my heart and deepens my practice.

Hugh Danville

Hugh???s personal approach to meditation is eclectic. While his practice is primarily Insight Meditation, he continues to use some of the guided meditations, Tonglen and other practices he learned in his Tibetan Buddhist practice years.

David Lawson—In Memory

In 2014, David co-founded Still Mountain Buddhist Meditation Center and served as the spiritual leader of this sangha until his passing August 31, 2021. He is remembered for his kind and compassionate presence, his understanding and conveyance of the Buddha’s teachings, and his wise consultation providing comfort and direction to the members. David served as a role model of mindful practice and letting go as he encountered many health related challenges in the last several years of his life.