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practicing meditation, and engaging in spiritual inquiry in the 1970s.
Since 1991, she has been involved extensively in Buddhist study
and practice in Asia, Europe and North America, with respected Dharma teachers,
primarily in the Theravadan and Tibetan traditions of Buddhism. She has
completed a 3-year Buddhist teacher training program with Ken McLeod. She has
professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat
Zinn, and has studied Buddhist psychology and Buddhist ministry. Susan is the
founder of The Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre― a non-sectarian
centre for meditative practice in the Buddhist tradition ― where she is the spiritual
coordinator and guiding teacher.
Gwen Sears began practicing in 1999
Phommaviharam Temple in Kitchener. She joined
the Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre in 2000 and has been
practicing as a student of Susan Child since that time. Gwen has attended
retreats offered by Ajahn Viradammo, Ajahn Kusalo, Tsokyni Rimpoche, Ken McLeod
and Susan Child.