Visiting Teachers

Bonnie Duran

Bonnie Duran, PhD met the Dharma in 1982 when she sat a month in Nepal and learned Vipassana in Bodh Gaya India. Since then, she has taken teachings from many western teachers as well as Thai, Burmese, and Tibetan Monastic teachers. Bonnie attended the very first People of Color Mediation Retreat at Vallecitos decades ago and we are proud to have her sit on our Teachers’ Council today. Bonnie is a core-teacher of the IMS Teacher Training Program, the SRMC Dedicated Practitioners Program and is on the SRMC Guiding Teachers Council. Bonnie teaches long and short retreats at IMS, Spirit Rock and in other communities, and is also involved in Native American spiritual practices and traditions.

Bonnie is a Professor in the Schools of Social Work and Public Health at the University of Washington and is also faculty at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute. Her academic work is primarily with Tribal, Urban Indian and International Indigenous communities.


Events with Bonnie Duran

Being Blessed by the Land of Vallecitos
April 17, 2021

Please join the Vallecitos Teachers Council for a special event that will include welcoming Sebene Selassie onto our Council. Join us to hear from Bonnie, Sebene, Brian and myself about our relationship with Vallecitos. We will explore the place of ceremony and reflection along the path of practice. Everyone is welcome, there is no fee to attend this event. Join Here via Zoom on April 17th 4-5pm PT / 5-6pm MT / 6-7pm CT / 7-8pm ET If you are not able to join with video using Zoom, you can connect by phone dialing the location nearest you:        +1 346…