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

Sherry Anderson

Sherry Ruth Anderson, PhD is the co-author of The Feminine Face of God: The Unfolding of the Sacred in Women and The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People are Changing the World. In Canada, she chaired the Department of Psychological Research at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry and was Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto Medical School. From her Jewish heritage, Sherry learned to love questions. In her thirties, she met the Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn Soen Sa Nim, studied with him and became Head Dharma Teacher at the Ontario Zen Center in Toronto. During this time, she also hosted a daily radio talk show on psychology and consciousness and co-produced (with Paul Ray) a four-part documentary series for the CBC titled "Changing Our Minds." Since 1990, she has studied the Diamond Approach to Spiritual Development® with A.H. Almaas and now teaches this path in the US and Europe. She is a founding teacher in The Feminine Wisdom School. Sherry's additional focus is on the process of becoming an elder in contemporary society. She is writing a book on elders and what it is to truly ripen. She currently leads inquiry groups for women and for elders, and writes a blog on conscious aging. She also teaches 5-day courses on "The Making of Elders."

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