Dawn Neal began contemplative practice in 1997, and started practicing Buddhist meditation in 2004. She holds an MA (MDiv Equivalent) through the Institute of Buddhist Studies at the Graduate Theological Union. Her degree focused on Theravāda Studies and Buddhist Chaplaincy, with direction from Gil Fronsdal and Daijaku Kinst. Dawn has also earned two certifications from the Harvard Negotiation Project.
Dawn teaches meditation in Buddhist, secular, and interfaith contexts. She also volunteers in the IMC community, and has volunteered as a commissioned interfaith chaplain at SF General Hospital. She is currently enrolled in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) with Stanford Spiritual Care. When not in CPE, she serves as a scholar, facilitator, and integral coach.