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"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Kamala Masters

Kamala Masters began practicing meditation in the mid-seventies attending retreats in the Theravada tradition. In 1977 she met Anagarika Munindra, her first teacher, who taught her the value of being mindful in everyday life. In 1985, she began to practice vipassana and metta meditations intensively with Sayadaw U Pandita with whom she temporarily ordained as a Buddhist nun in 2001 and 2003. In 2005, she began practicing cittanupassana, contemplation of mind, with Sayadaw U Tejaniya. She integrates this teaching with what she has learned from her other respected teachers.

Since the early nineties, Kamala has been teaching in the United States and abroad, and is a Guiding Teacher and member of the Board of Directors at the Insight Meditation Society. In 1995 she co-founded Vipassana Metta Foundation with Steve Armstrong, developing the Maui Dhamma Sanctuary for self-reliant students to practice. She served as an editor on the Vipassana Metta Foundation Translation Committee for Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight, published by Wisdom Publications in 2016.

Kamala strives for extended periods of self-retreat each year. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve and to grow in the Dhamma.



Upcoming events with Kamala Masters
5/10/2017Awareness, Insight and Liberation
6/5/2017Aging, Dying, and Awakening (age 55 & above)
7/14/2017July Insight Meditation Retreat (LOTTERY)
Adyashanti
Noliwe Alexander
Hameed Ali
Lama Tsultrim Allione
Bhikkhu Analayo
Katchie Ananda
Steve Armstrong
Pascal Auclair
Adam Baraz
Jane Baraz
Pawan Bareja
Teja Bell
Marvin Belzer
Jennifer Berezan
Tony Bernhard
Dale Borglum
Sandy Boucher
Heidi Bourne
Tara Brach
Ajahn Brahm
Patti Breitman
Matthew Brensilver
Edward Espe Brown
Gary Buck
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Grove Burnett
Leslie Butterfield
Carol Cano
Shaila Catherine
Doug Chermak
Janice Clarfield
Dan Clurman
Patrick Coffey
Enrique Collazo
Anne Cushman
Robert Cusick
Lama Surya Das
Pablo Das
Ruth Davis
Bruce Davis
Eve Decker
Albert Flynn DeSilver
Bob Doppelt
Joan Doyle
Bonnie Duran
Lisa Ernst
Melvin Escobar
Sean Fargo
Forest Fein
Sean Feit Oakes
Vinny Ferraro
Norman Fischer
Grace Fisher
Robert Gass
Janice Gates
Rolf Gates
Shahara Godfrey
Joseph Goldstein
Trudy Goodman
Linda Graham
Kevin Griffin
Mingtong Gu
Alex Haley
Rick Hanson
JoAnna Harper
Susie Harrington
Chip Hartranft
Andrew Holecek
Roger Housden
Sayadaw U Jagara
Jeremy Jensen
Muriel Johnson
Amana Johnson
Khristine Jones
Ofosu Jones-Quartey
Ali Kane
Ajahn Karunadhammo
Miki Kashtan
Byron Katie
Ruth King
Kittisaro
Madeline Klyne
Teresa LaMendola Kabat-Zinn
Dori Langevin
Rebekah Laros
Brian Lesage
Noah Levine
Narayan Helen Liebenson
Andrea Lieberstein
Brahmani Liebman
H. Margarita Loinaz
Joanna Macy
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Heather Martin
John Martin
Konda Mason
Kamala Masters
Frank McGouirk
Mosheh Milon
Nikki Mirghafori
Manuela Mischke-Reeds
Franz Moeckl
Matthew Morey
George Mumford
Kate Munding
Winnie Nazarko
Kristin Neff
Roshi Doshin Michael Nelson
Dungse Jampal Norbu
Annie Nugent
Sara Oakes
Anne Oliver
Frank Ostaseski
Venerable Pannavati
Isabelita Papa
Ajahn Pasanno
Suzanne Pegas
Tina Rasmussen
Susana Renaud
Marcy Reynolds
David Richo
Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche
Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Broderick Rodell
Leyna Roget
Sakti Rose
Betsy Rose
Adrianne Ross
Jaya Rudgard
Sharon Salzberg
Ayya Santacitta
Alexis Santos
La Sarmiento
Clifford Saron
Jill Satterfield
Concha Saucedo
Greg Scharf
Sara Schedler
Martina Schneider
Dawn Scott
Erin Selover
Raja Selvam
Nirali Shah
Richard Shankman
Shauna Shapiro
Ashley Sharp
Gina Sharpe
Dan Siegel
Maura Singer-Williams
Stephen Snyder
Ayya Sobhana
Oren J Sofer
Sobonfu Some
Bob Stahl
Ange Stephens
Beth Sternlieb
Ajahn Sucitto
Heather Sundberg
Susa Talan
Ayya Tathaaloka Bhikkhuni
George Taylor
Thanissara
The Green Group
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Erin Treat
Christine Tulis
Jai Uttal
Terry Vandiver
Constance Washburn
Arinna Weisman
Pamela Weiss
Lila Kate Wheeler
DaRa Williams
Carol Wilson
Nina Wise
Christiane Wolf
Ajahn Yatiko
Ayya Yeshe
Celeste Young