Jim Bronson began working with the inner life and spiritual traditions as a student of Krishnamurti through a meditation course in 1968; he began Vipassana Meditation in 1990. Jim focuses on expressing his practice in the world with community outreach and education through Kara for those dealing with tragedy and loss. In addition to talks and meditation instruction in the Bay Area, he officiates at weddings and memorial services, and has organized retreats in natural settings. He is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader program and serves on the IMC Chaplaincy Council. He is helping create an anthology of practice wisdom, stories and art by lay Vipassana practitioners, called 'Passing It On'.