Larry YangTeacher, East Bay Meditation Center & Insight Community
Larry Yang teaches mindfulness and loving kindness retreats nationally and has a special interest in creating access to the Dharma for diverse multicultural communities. Larry has practiced meditation for almost 30 years, with extensive time in Burma and Thailand, and a six month period of ordination as a Buddhist monk under the guidance of Ajahn Tong. Larry is on the Teacher’s Council of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, is one of the core teachers of both East Bay Meditation Center (Oakland) and Insight Community of the Desert (Palm Springs). His current focus is training spiritual leadership within Communities of Color and LGBTQI communities. Larry was honored for his work in racial justice by being selected as the community’s choice for Grand Marshal in the 2016 San Francisco LGBTIQ Pride Parade. He is part of the coordinating team developing future diverse community meditation teachers in Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leadership Programs and is one of the core trainers for the next Spirit Rock Dharma Teacher Training Program to develop the participation from multicultural, queer communities as fully empowered Dharma teachers.