Kate Dresher has been practicing meditation since 1998 and began teaching in 2010 at the request of her root teacher, Michele McDonald. Her training is primarily in the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma and her practice has been guided most notably by Chanmyay Myaing Sayadaw and Sayadaw U Vivekananda. She has practiced as a nun in Myanmar and undertaken clinical pastoral training. Prior to following a spiritual calling, she received an undergraduate degree in engineering and a doctorate in economics. Kate’s teaching emphasizes practicing right where we are as a doorway to the natural unfolding of wisdom and love. She teaches metta and vipassana retreats throughout the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. She also shares the Dhamma regularly in Portland, OR, where she resides.