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Kate Munding

Kate Munding sits on the Spirit Rock Teacher Council and is the guiding teacher for Assaya Sangha, a women's Buddhist meditation community-based in the San Francisco East Bay. Along with teaching retreats and daylong at Spirit Rock and other retreat centers, Kate is a teacher for Spirit Rock's Family Days and Family Retreats.

In addition to her Dharma teaching, Kate has been a mindfulness educator in schools since 2008. She is the co-founder and main teacher for Now Children. Now Children is a unique online learning environment designed to network, train, and provide professional development to educators and mindfulness teachers who want to bring mindfulness-based curriculum to kids. This work's nexus is based on the belief that mindfulness is not just a bandaid but a transformative technique that can help steer future generations towards a more conscious and compassionate future.

When she's not teaching, Kate loves being mom to her young son. She lives with her family in the San Francisco East Bay.

For more information, visit https://www.assayasangha.org/

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Featured Audio Talk
March 1, 2013 - Ricky, Ricky, Ricky... What’s Going On?

As we go through this path, a natural inclination arises to want to go toward sīla, toward harmlessness of being, because it feels right. It feels good. It allows us to be with the flow of how things are instead of fighting against it. The Buddha talks of virtue as “a blessing supreme,” and that it supports a mind to be unshakable, sorrowless, stainless, and secure. I imagine this bed of sīla, of virtue, in which we—our mind, our body—is allowed to rest and relax in a blessing supreme.

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