Lauren Silver Lauren Silver Lauren Silver has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 2004. As a full-time working parent, she particularly appreciates the integration of mindfulness in daily life with formal meditation and retreat practice. She is a graduate of numerous study and training programs at IMC and has co-led family and children’s programs; she completed Buddhist Chaplaincy training through the Sati Center in 2020. Lauren mentors students in the Eightfold Path program, is a guiding teacher for the online Introduction to Meditation course, and coordinates a daily life practice group led by Andrea Fella. She has a PhD in developmental psychology and has taught in schools, museums, and nonprofits for 25 years. She has a 24-year-old daughter who was raised in the dharma.