Lisa Stanley, MA, MFA has been studying and practicing meditation and the contemplative arts for over forty years. She was authorized as a Buddhist teacher in 1985 and has since led numerous workshops and retreats nation-wide. Her approach to teaching is informed by contemporary evidence-based practices as well as the sensory and expressive practices of “dharma art”. Lisa teaches at Reed College and serves as faculty for the Engaged Mindfulness Institute’s Teacher Training program. She offers individual mentoring as well as groups for teachers of mindfulness. Lisa has completed advanced training in Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness with David Treleaven and the Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity with Dr. Rick Hanson. She has a lifelong passion for the art of ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) and is a certified Sogetsu International teacher.