Rachel moriah fiala
Rachel discovered dharma & meditation in 2003 while seeking to heal the detrimental effects of religious oppression. Her journey has since become an endeavor to awaken and reclaim wholeness through embodied awareness, Buddha dharma, creative expression, and the conscious feminine.
Rachel originally offered dharma & meditation instruction under the guidance of Rodney Smith of Seattle Insight Meditation Society and as a founder of the Seattle Dharma Punx while training with Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. She now seeks to offer instruction that is rooted in embodiment, direct experience, and the Sacred Feminine.
Her personal site is rachelmf.com.
Beth has trained in Zen and Theravada traditions, both here in the US and in SE Asia. In 2017, she temporarily ordained in a Theravada monastery in Myanmar and studied with Ma Kamala, a Burmese nun.
Her abiding inquiry is on the nature of human suffering and its cessation. As a student of the Dharma, she has a deep interest in the ways we can realize ease and true kindness within our complicated and troublesome lives. As a woman, she is inspired by the women teachers who have braved the male dominated Buddhist world to bring feminine voices and practice to the light.
Beth facilitates our Investigating Dharma & Race sessions and also leads Cala: A Womxn's Dharma & Meditation Community.