Erin Selover, LMFT

Residential Retreat Teacher

Erin Selover, MS, is a Licensed Therapist, Strategic Coach, Consultant with Courageous Leadership and serves as a Core Teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

As a meditation teacher, Erin integrates systemic and cultural factors of oppression into teachings on mindfulness and compassion that are often only taught from an interpersonal and intrapersonal lens. With a passion for systemic change, Erin’s teachings broaden the field of mindfulness to look at the how Buddhist teachings can help us understand systems of oppression such as patriarchy, white supremacy, and modern economics.

Through supporting students to see factors that contribute to their pain as part of a larger system, Erin helps students in decreasing shame, increasing a sense of agency, and working collectively towards compassionately changing oppressive systems within their communities.

As a white woman, Erin has a passion for accompanying white people interested in integrating Buddhist Meditation and racial justice, answering a call to decrease the burden on people of color to educate white people on dominant culture.

Erin currently has a strategic coaching practice where she specializes in working with female leaders, and is the co-guiding teacher of Fertile Void, a women’s meditation community in Berkeley. One of Erin’s missions is to empower women to boldly vision the world they want to live in, and then accompany them in co-creating it. Erin specializes in collaboration-based leadership and creating systems that allow the insight of our mutual inter-dependence and belonging to be realized.

Erin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and previously worked full time in private practice integrating Buddhism, Somatic Experiencing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She was also a core team member of the group that co-founded Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (IBME) and is a long-time trainer and mentor for the Stepping Stones Project.

As human beings we are meant to go through transitions throughout our phases of life in order to become fully human, to become a true elder who has wisdom to pass down the generations. With each transition in our life, we go through a descent where we let go of an old identity so that the energies and the motivation for the new can emerge. One of the reasons we go on retreat and keep a daily practice is because we’re training in descent. We go into liminal space, between worlds, where we separate from what we know as we are birthed into a new phase of life.
 
Erin Selover, Sacred Rage: The Descent and Emergence of Wisdom

Erin Selover's Upcoming Programs

Retreat On-Land

September 19 - September 25, 2024 Thursday - Wednesday | 6 nights

Spiritual Sanctuary: A Women's Liberation Retreat

Open to all self-identified Women. We welcome all who identify as women, as well as non-binary folks who feel nourished in spaces centering women.

We live in times of increasing pressure, which can be experienced as intensity, stress, limitation, or dissatisfaction. The Four Noble Truths remind us that pressure is an unavoidable part of life, and that freedom is possible within it. This retreat offers a space in which practitioners can choose rest, renewal, and liberation. Together we will practice in silence, integrating movement and stillness, outdoor practice, and Dharma talks that lift up women’s journeys of awakening from a diversity of lineages and traditions.

Erin Selover

Erin Selover

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson

Victoria Cary

Victoria Cary

Erin Treat

Erin Treat

Monica Magtoto

Monica Magtoto

Dharma Library

Can't join us live online or on the land? Study and practice at your convenience with Erin Selover through our new library of recordings, articles, and self-paced online courses.