Spring Washam is a well-known meditation teacher, author and visionary leader based in California and Peru. She is the author of A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in Any Moment.
Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based healing practices to diverse communities. She is one of the founders and core teachers at the East Bay Meditation Center, located in downtown Oakland, CA.
She received extensive training by Jack Kornfield, is a member of the teacher’s council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in northern California, and has practiced and studied Buddhist philosophy in both the Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism for the last 20 years.
In addition to being a teacher, Spring Washam is also a shamanic practitioner and has studied indigenous healing practices for over a decade. She is the founder of Lotus Vine Journeys, an organization that blends indigenous healing practices with Buddhist wisdom.
Her writing and teachings have appeared in many online journals and publications such as Lions Roar, Tricycle, and Belief.net. She has been a guest on many popular podcasts and radio shows. She currently travels and teaches meditation retreats, workshops and classes worldwide.
Spring Washam’s Mindfulness Meditations
Spring Washam leads a guided meditation on Equanimity: The Sweet Joy of the Way. Equanimity is the quality of mind beyond the uncertainties of the world.
Spring Washam talks about Dharma particularly about Taking Refuge in Diversity; how we can grow through difficulties and how we embrace all of creation.
Spring Washam talks about the topic Love Is The Answer. She also talks about opening the heart, freedom, and joy, having faith and trust over the journey of suffering.
Spring Washam talks about the merging of wisdom and compassion: True Wisdom of the Eagle and Condor. How one grows in wisdom and compassion.
Spring Washam talks about reflections on faith through the story of The Camel Knows The Way. The talk about faith is difficult, especially when you know you don’t know the way.
Spring Washam talks about Purification Through Love which is actually Metta, Loving-kindness. She explains how Loving-kindness purifies the soul, how we are looking about it all our life only to find it within.
Spring Washam talks about the topic Welcome Your Body Home. It’s about the benefits of meditation, how the mind can heal the body through it.
Spring Washam talks about compassion- The Fierce Heart. There is a lot of suffering in the world, and all are called to help. Compassion compels us.