Gina Sharpe, Lila Kate Wheeler, and Larry Yang, core teachers of the Teacher Training program at Woodacre, California’s Spirit Rock Mediation Center, share about this year’s participants.
In July 2017, the eighth Spirit Rock Teacher Training program began with more participants from diverse, multicultural communities than ever before. This four-year training will create fully authorized residential retreat Dharma teachers in the Theravadan tradition for Western lay communities.
We — Gina Sharpe, Lila Kate Wheeler, and Larry Yang — are the core teachers of the program.
An important goal of the program is to create more universal access to the Teachings of the Buddha and expand the flow of the Dharma into as many diverse communities as possible, for many generations to come.