Fr. Kevin is a member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies and the Carmelite Forum. He gives talks, writings, and seminars on Carmelite teachings. He offers Carmelite spiritual guidance to clergy, religious, and the laity. He has written widely on spiritual direction and other spiritual issues. He is currently at the Carmelite house in Brighton,MA.
Kevin is an original S&A team member.
Mary Jo Meadow OCDS
Mary Jo has meditated over 45 years in three traditions. A Catholic sister (sfcc) vowed to the Theravadan nuns’ precepts, and mother of eight adult children, she teaches vipassana in the USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia. She is psychology and religious studies professor emerita at MN State University, Mankato. She offers spiritual guidance, and writes and lectures on spirituality.
Mary Jo is an original S&A team member.
Tom has worked for the developmentally disabled since 1976. Since 1983 he has been guided by the 12 steps as a way of conduct. Tom also practices hatha yoga and other meditative methods. For the last 15 years he has practiced vipassana, and he currently offers meditation classes in Mankato MN for RES.
Rebecca has practiced Vipassana meditation since 1983. She has done intensive Vipassana and loving-kindness practice. She teaches at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and around the country. Her special interests are working with survivors of childhood trauma and people managing chronic illness, and leading vipassana retreats in Spanish. She is also a psychological counselor.
Fr. Mark has practiced Vipassana and kundalini yoga for eleven years. He offers retreats on prayer and Carmelite spirituality for secular Carmelites. He just completed Carmelite studies in Avila, Spain. He currently serves in ministry at the Carmelite Holy Hill in Wisconsin, and is interested in inter-religious dialogue.
Fr. Tony has been a Carmelite since 1963. He has practiced insight meditation since 1978. Fr. Tony is currently prior of the Discalced Carmelite retreat center in Hinton WV. He is active in interfaith dialogue and has published on spiritual psychology and East-West relations in national and Carmelite periodicals. He works with secular Carmelites and leads retreats.
After practicing other forms of meditation, Marge began vipassana in 1998. She also incorporates hatha yoga into her daily practice. A college professor and administrator, she serves as a youth group leader at her church and teaches vipassana as part of the adult faith formation program. She and her husband are parents of two teenagers.
Raised as a Baptist Christian, Hal converted to Roman Catholicism in 1984. He retired from 30 years work as an R&D Project Manager for an analytical instrument company in 2011. Hal has practiced vipassana since 1999, and is currently training as a RES teacher. He is also our webmaster and manages our library of recorded retreat talks.
Deanna is a psychotherapist who trains and supervises other counselors. Before this she was a religious studies teacher and chaplain in Roman Catholic secondary schools. She has a Masters degree in Christian Spirituality. She has meditated over 25 years, runs meditation groups, and gives talks on spirituality and meditation. Deanna is a RES co-teacher. She is training as a spiritual director.
Roddy was raised Unitarian and became Catholic in her 20s, attracted by Christian mysticism. She studied at Radcliffe and Shalem Institute. After a long practice of meditation, she began doing vipassana ten years ago. She teaches insight meditation classes, gives spiritual direction and does retreat work. She has four grown children and four grandsons. She taught for RES for several years.