Teaching Dharma and Mindfulness
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"We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by lovingkindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it. Thus you should train yourselves."
Who Is Devin Berry?
Devin Berry has been an Insight meditation practitioner since 2000. He has a passion for daily life practices, exploring long retreat forms of practice and the Buddha’s liberative teachings. He has been trained and empowered by Insight Meditation Society to teach. Devin counts many influences on his practice and teaching. He has gratitude for receiving direct mentoring from Lyn Fine, Larry Yang, Andrea Fella, Carol Wilson and Joseph Goldstein. He shares the influence of his teachers' mentors including Thich Nhat Hanh, Manindra-ji, Dipa Ma, Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw, Sayadaw U Pandita and Sayadaw U Tejaniya.
Devin co-founded the teen sangha at East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland. He founded a weekly kids mindfulness group in Berkeley, while teaching some of the first mindfulness programs in schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the years, Devin led Wilderness overnight camps for kids and teens, Rites of Passage programs for young men, summer day camp and a camp for boys. Having started 30 plus years ago as an advocate for marginalized youth on the streets, in recovery from exploitation, Devin is now retired from youth work.
Devin was a co-founder of the Men of Color Deep Refuge Group at East Bay Meditation Center of Oakland, CA. He was a founding board member of Mindfulpeacebuilding and co-founded the deep dialogue group Transforming Historical Harms Project, which grew out of his time as a board member of Coming To The Table.
More recently Devin co-created Deep Time Liberation, a culmination of several periods of intensive silent retreat practice and a years-long exploration of ancestral work. Deep Time Liberation is an ancestral healing journey that explores the impact of ancestral legacy and intergenerational trauma across the Black diaspora. He has now founded the Ancestors Sangha.