Mary Aubry began attending insight meditation retreats in 1993. In 2012, she graduated from the Community Dharma Leadership program co-sponsored by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Insight Meditation Society. In 2013, she started teaching insight retreats, and in 2016 Leigh Brasington authorized her to teach jhana retreats in the tradition of the Venerable Ayya Khema. Other than Leigh, her primary teachers have included Joseph Goldstein, Tara Brach, Bhikkhu Analayo, and Rodney Smith. Mary teaches meditation retreats nationally on insight, the jhanas, and the brahma viharas.