Spring Washam is a well-known meditation teacher, author and visionary leader based in California and Peru. She is the author of A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in Any Moment.
Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based healing practices to diverse communities. She is one of the founders and core teachers at the East Bay Meditation Center, located in downtown Oakland, CA.
She received extensive training by Jack Kornfield, is a member of the teacher’s council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in northern California, and has practiced and studied Buddhist philosophy in both the Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism for the last 20 years.
In addition to being a teacher, Spring Washam is also a shamanic practitioner and has studied indigenous healing practices for over a decade. She is the founder of Lotus Vine Journeys, an organization that blends indigenous healing practices with Buddhist wisdom.
Her writing and teachings have appeared in many online journals and publications such as Lions Roar, Tricycle, and Belief.net. She has been a guest on many popular podcasts and radio shows. She currently travels and teaches meditation retreats, workshops and classes worldwide.
Learn more about Spring Washam: https://www.springwasham.com/
Explore books by Spring Washam: https://www.springwasham.com/books/
00:00:49 – Sean introduces Spring Washam
00:06:22 – Introduction to this workshop from Spring
00:11:59 – Spring introduces the ‘sitting in the bones’ practice
00:14:41 – Guided meditation led by Spring: ‘Sitting in the bones’
00:50:15 – Finding your own voice
01:11:22 – Spring shares her experience with plant medicine and healing trauma
01:18:40 – Spring explores the merging of Christianity and Buddhism
01:28:33 – The Dharma of Harriet Tubman
01:39:40 – Harriet Tubman as an archetype and provider of energy
01:40:32 – What is a conductor?
01:42:58 – Blending mindfulness teachings with other modalities
01:46:33 – Clarifying what you want to teach
01:54:43 – We can’t force change to happen overnight, but we can do our part to help with love
01:55:33 – Spring’s closing remarks