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Lisa Patterson, who was introduced to Theravada and Vipassana meditation as a youngster, facilitates guided meditations and the discussion of Buddhist teachings at BLBMC. 

She sees and teaches meditation as a pathway to mental, physical, and spiritual health, and finds joy in facilitating the basic skills of meditation for overall personal and community wellness. Some of the subjects she explores with respect to mindfulness meditation are well-being, grief, pain, equanimity, death, insight, and living life fully.


With a 30-year career as a professional counselor and degrees in psychology, Lisa has long been a student of human behavior for others and herself. She received her accreditation as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) meditation instructor through the Brown University School of Public Health.

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