Visiting Teachers

Anne Cushman

As a writer and teacher, Anne Cushman explores the intersection between spiritual practice and the down-to-earth details of embodied human life. She is a regular dharma teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where she created and directed the Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training. She is the author of the novel Enlightenment for Idiots; the spiritual India travel guide From Here to NirvanaMoving Into Meditation, a mindfulness course for yoga practitioners; and a forthcoming memoir of meditation and motherhood. Her essays on spiritual practice and daily life have been widely published in venues ranging from the New York Times to the Shambhala Sun. A practitioner of both Buddhist meditation and yoga since the early 80s, she is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader program and the Spirit Rock/IMS four-year Dharma Teacher Training.

Events with Anne Cushman

Drinking from the Inner River: A Meditation Retreat for People Who Identify as Women
October 3, 2020

Nourish your wild spirit and reconnect with your own deepest nature in an embodied meditation retreat specifically designed to honor the unique needs and treasures of a woman’s journey.  In the company of rushing rivers, clear ponds, abundant wildlife, and ancient ponderosa pines, we’ll reunite with our bodies, our hearts, and our own innate wholeness, compassion, and intuitive wisdom. In a circle of women held within the intimate container of silent retreat, we’ll deepen into an approach to meditative practice that honors the creative, intuitive, embodied, and relational dimensions of a woman’s life. Each day will include Vipassana-style sitting and walking meditation; gentle, mindful…