Tessa Bielecki

About The Teacher

Tessa Bielecki co-founded the Spiritual Life Institute and live there as monk and Mother Abbess for almost 40 years. In 2005,she co-foundedThe Desert Foundationwith Fr. Tessawas one of the first teachers at Naropa Universitys Buddhist-Christian dialogue in the 1980s, an experience that she calls pivotal in her life. Tessa is thethe author of several books and CDs on St. Teresa of Avila, and recently recordedWild at Heartfor Sounds True.She teaches at Colorado College, gives lectures and retreats, participates in East-West dialogues, and writes.

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