Erin is the Resident Dharma Teacher at the Durango Dharma Center and an authorized teacher in the lineage of Western Theravadan Buddhism. She has been practicing vipassana meditation since 1995. Since 2003, Erin has served the DDC in a variety of roles, including serving on the Board of Directors and the Dharma Council. Erin has completed the Community Dharma Leader program as well as the intensive four-year Spirit Rock/IMS Teacher Training. She is also the Guiding Teacher of Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center in northern New Mexico and teaches regularly at Spirit Rock and the Insight Meditation Society, including part of the annual three-month course at IMS.
Erin's approach to sharing the dharma is influenced by her ongoing experience as a student of the Diamond Approach by A.H. Almaas and by her love of embodiment, wild nature, and socially engaged practice. She enjoys mentoring dharma students from around the country and especially loves working with students at her home in Durango.