Spring Washam

Residential Retreat Teacher

Considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based meditation practices to diverse communities; Spring Washam is a well-known teacher, healer, and visionary leader based in Oakland, California. She is the author of A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in Any Moment and The Spirit of Harriet Tubman: Awakening from the Underground. Spring is one of the founding teachers at the East Bay Meditation Center, an organization that offers Buddhist teachings with attention to social action and multiculturalism. She also teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, offering teachings on Buddhist philosophy, Insight meditation and loving-kindness practices. Spring is also the founder of Lotus Vine Journeys, a one-of-a-kind organization that blends indigenous healing practices with Buddhist wisdom for transformative retreats in South America.

She has practiced and studied Buddhist philosophy in both the Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism since 1999. Spring is also a shamanic practitioner and has studied indigenous healing practices since 2008.

Spring’s workshops, interviews, and writing can be found in mainstream media worldwide.

Spring Washam
With a fierce heart and the practice of faith and trust, you discover that life isn't happening to you, it's happening for you." Sometimes when I'm really quiet, I can hear a sound like the beat of a drum, and it reminds me to pay attention, to listen, to wake up. We are human beings living in a world with beauty and tragedy, suffering and freedom. To be alive means that we will experience it all.
Spring Washam, A Fierce Heart

Dharma Library

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