Lee Lipp, Ph.D. has been a member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, practicing Zen and Vipassana since 1991. Having taught in psychology graduate programs for 16 years, her most recent work has included being Diversity Coordinator at SF Zen Center. She has taught classes for Spirit Rock, IMC, SFZC, East Bay Meditation Center, Zen Hospice Project, Tassajara, Arcata Zen Center, La Casa de las Madres, Gay Men’s Buddhist Sangha, UCSF, SF Mental Health Assoc. and SF Dept. of Mental Health. Lee supervises at Haight Ashbury Psych Services, leads “Transforming Depression” and “Transforming Anxiety” workshops and practice groups and has a psychotherapy practice in SF. leelipp.com
Martina Schneider has been a student of the Dharma since 1996. She has studied and practiced Vipassana meditation in the United States, India and Burma, where she was ordained as a nun. Inspired by the teachings of the Buddha she has combined her practice with social engagement and has worked extensively with homeless and underrepresented populations, counseled people who are incarcerated, and volunteered with the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. She completed four years of teacher training with Jack Kornfield. Martina is also interested in the combination of mindfulness practices and psychotherapy and uses this approach in her work as a Marriage and Family Therapist registered Intern # 61048, supervised by Mary Owen, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # 14190, Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center (Berkeley & San Francisco).