Peter Williams has practiced meditation for 29 years in the Theravada and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. He has done more than 35 months of silent retreat. He has taught insight meditation (mindfulness) since 2003 and has completed the Community Dharma Leader training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Peter leads meditation retreats and dedicated practice groups based out of Longmont, CO. He has taught mindfulness to diverse audiences, from juvenile justices to school teachers to environmentalists. He is one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center in the mountains near Boulder, CO.
Peter also practices as a transpersonal psychotherapist, using mindfulness and spirituality to heal emotional distress. In an 18-year career in the environmental field, Peter worked as an environmental educator for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, as an ecologist for groups such as The Nature Conservancy, and as a lecturer in wildlife biology at the University of Vermont. Peter enjoys playing piano, golfing, bird watching, hiking and being outdoors as much as possible.