Susie Harrington


About The Teacher

Susie Harrington teaches meditation nationwide and is the guiding teacher for Desert Dharma,

which serves many communities in the Southwest near her home in Moab, Utah. She has

trained in the Insight tradition since 1989, and in 2005 was invited into teaching by Jack

Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Guy Armstrong. She has also received teachings from many

others, including Tory Capron, Adyashanti, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche. She loves offering retreats

outside, believing nature to be a profound teacher, and a gateway to our true self. Her teaching

is deeply grounded in the body and often emphasizes the expression of mindfulness in speech

and daily life.

Susie brings the skills of inquiry, relational dharma, and the psychological/spiritual interface to

her teaching, informed by her ongoing study of the Diamond Approach by A.H.Almaas and as a

graduate of Hakomi Therapy (a somatic psychotherapy modality). She offers a two-year

intensive program, Dharma in Daily Life, where she delights in mentoring the innate qualities of

heart and wisdom in everyday practice. Her practice is rooted in periods of long retreat both

indoors and outdoors, which offer nourishment and inspiration for her teaching. She was an

outdoor professional for over 30 years, including years as a river guide, mountaineering guide,

and backcountry ranger, and now finds her greatest delight in sharing her love of the dharma

and the natural world.


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