Visiting Teachers

Susie Harrington

Susie Harrington teaches meditation nationwide and is the guiding teacher for Desert Dharma,
which serves many communities in the Southwest near her home in Moab, Utah. She has
trained in the Insight tradition since 1989, and in 2005 was invited into teaching by Jack
Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Guy Armstrong. She has also received teachings from many
others, including Tory Capron, Adyashanti, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche. She loves offering retreats
outside, believing nature to be a profound teacher, and a gateway to our true self. Her teaching
is deeply grounded in the body and often emphasizes the expression of mindfulness in speech
and daily life.

Susie brings the skills of inquiry, relational dharma, and the psychological/spiritual interface to
her teaching, informed by her ongoing study of the Diamond Approach by A.H.Almaas and as a
graduate of Hakomi Therapy (a somatic psychotherapy modality). She offers a two-year
intensive program, Dharma in Daily Life, where she delights in mentoring the innate qualities of
heart and wisdom in everyday practice. Her practice is rooted in periods of long retreat both
indoors and outdoors, which offer nourishment and inspiration for her teaching. She was an
outdoor professional for over 30 years, including years as a river guide, mountaineering guide,
and backcountry ranger, and now finds her greatest delight in sharing her love of the dharma
and the natural world.