Rebecca, Director of Programs
“I believe with each new meditator that Mind Oasis inspires, the world becomes a more compassionate, less judgmental, and more joyful place.”
Rebecca joined Mind Oasis in September 2021 to learn how to meditate and to train her mind. She got hooked almost immediately, and in January 2022, she temporarily closed her psychotherapy practice in order to take a deeper dive into shamatha meditation and Buddhist studies.
She now guides Community Meditation herself on Tuesdays at noon CST (US) at Mind Oasis. The inspiration for Rebecca’s sessions are usually posted a day ahead in the Community Meditation Feed for anyone who would like a heads-up. But generally, her sessions include a gentle stretch to spark the flow of energy, a short poem or passage of inspiration, a thorough check-in of what’s going on around and inside us, then settling in together for about ten minutes of quiet meditation. The sessions conclude with another short poem or passage, and a dedication.
Rebecca is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), still on sabbatical. She has called many places home, including Milwaukee/Racine, Tucson, Dallas, the Chicago burbs, and a little village in the middle of England called Solihull. Currently, she lives in the city of Chicago (Lincoln Square) with her husband, two youngest children, and a super adorable mini poodle mix named Luna. She travels as much as possible — preferably internationally. Rebecca also loves reading (especially memoirs), walking, photography, studying French and Portuguese, yoga, and playing disc golf.