Spring Washam

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Spring Washam is a well known meditation and dharma teacher based in Northern California. She has studied numerous meditation practices and Buddhist philosophy since 1997. She is a founding teacher as well as core teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center located in downtown Oakland. Spring has practiced and studied under some of the most preeminent meditation masters in both the Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism. She has completed a 6 year teacher training program under the guidance of Jack Kornfield and is now on the teacher’s council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. In addition to being a teacher she is also a healer and shamanic practitioner. Spring has worked with plant based medicines for over 8 years, including spending a year living in the jungle doing plant dieta's. Her work includes earth based practices, awakening in the body, movement, dance and yoga. Spring has studied and participated in hundreds of indigenous healing ceremonies and has facilitated group retreats for over 10 years.

Her life’s work is now merging the path of meditation with plant medicine healing, of which Lotus Vine Journeys will play an integral part. Spring will be the lead facilitator and meditation teacher at all 2016 retreats.

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  • Robert   August 10, 2016

      Lotus Vine Journeys

    Spring is one of the best Dharma teachers I have ever had the pleasure to connect with. Her ability to weave Dharma teachings with the Shamanic perspective and provide a framework with which to enter the medicine journey is such a blessing. I fondly think of her as the Harriet Tubman of the Medicine Path, helping each individual uniquely move from darkness into light. She was an incredible facilitator pre, post, and during ceremony. I can not recommend working with Spring highly enough. She embodies compassion, wisdom, grace, and a fierce honesty. This combination of qualities is an incredible offering to those who have the opportunity to work with her. Spring is a light warrior, and an inspiration.


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