Visiting Teachers

Skilled and Compassionate Guidance Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center guided meditation retreats are led by the most skilled and capable teachers...

Yong Oh

Yong Oh serves as a teacher on the Dharma Council for the Durango Dharma Center and has sat on the board of directors since 2019. Yong began meditating through the Soto Zen tradition and eventually transitioned to study, practice, and teach in the Insight tradition. He is a visiting teacher for the Chattanooga Insight Meditation group, and teaches retreats at the Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center. Yong is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s two-year Community Dharma Leaders program and the Sacred Mountain Sangha two-year Dharmapala training, taught by his primary teachers Kittisaro and Thanissara. He is a core teacher for Sacred Mountain Sangha and for their second Dharmapala two-year training. Yong is a graduate of the 2017-2021 Insight Meditation Society Retreat Teacher Training program. He has also worked as a coach for the Ten Percent Happier app, as a mentor for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, as faculty for the Mindfulness Mentor Training program, and as a mentor for Cloud Sangha. He is currently a participant in the Nature Dharma Retreat Teacher Training program. He is also an acupuncturist, loves mountains and forests and bringing the practice of meditation into nature, and has a particular interest in devotional expression, and supporting caregivers as well as communities of color in the Dharma.