Dawn Neal has accumulated over two years of practice in silent meditation retreats since 2005. She holds an MA from the Institute of Buddhist Studies, and two certificates from the Harvard Negotiation Project. She has completed 15 months of professional ministry/ chaplaincy training (CPE), and is a certified professional mindfulness teacher (CMT-P IMTA). She has been an IMC community member since 2009. Dawn serves the community as an interfaith chaplain and facilitator, Buddhist teacher, and scholar. She teaches and facilitates for Buddhist, secular, and multifaith groups in the Bay Area and beyond.