Catherine Ingram

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Spiritual Teacher
Advaita, Buddhism
Main Countries of Activity: 
Europe, USA
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Catherine Ingram became involved in Buddhism and meditation when she was seventeen years old. Living in Cambridge, she worked as a journalist for American spiritual magazines such as Yoga Journal and East West Journal, among others; for more than twelve years. Over the course of those years, she interviewed many well-known spiritual leaders and teacher, Krishnamurti, Desmond Tutu, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Dalai Lama, among them, with a focus on the way they manifested consciousness in the world. Some of these interviews culminated in a book entitled In the Footsteps of Gandhi. At a certain moment she felt that Buddhist practices were not working for her. After a period of what she calls "a dark night of the soul" she met the Indian guru Poonjaji. "With him there was a recognition of something I had always known but had not given its due." It was the end of her belief in reincarnation, karma and even in enlightenment.

Catherine Ingram is an international dharma teacher with communities in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Since 1992 she has led Dharma Dialogues, which are public events of inquiry into the nature of awareness and the possibility of living an ethical and happy life without beliefs or religious dogma. Catherine also leads numerous silent retreats each year in conjunction with Dharma Dialogues. She is president of Living Dharma, an educational non-profit organization dedicated to inquiry and service with offices in Oakland, California. For the past twenty-five years, Catherine has helped organize and direct institutions dedicated to awareness and service. She is a co-founder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts (1976).


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It is shocking to see first thing in this teacher's website linked from here price tags for each service as if this is some kind of an american beauty parlor.