Norman Feldman

Norman Feldman attended his first Insight Meditation retreat in 1971, while traveling in India. Since then, he has practiced and studied with many teachers in the Theravada, Tibetan and Zen traditions of Buddhism, as well as spending time with teachers in the Advaita-Vedanta tradition of Hinduism. He has spent long periods of time without a home, practicing intensively in India, Thailand and Sri Lanka, as well as in the West. He has also lived in Buddhist communities in England and Canada. Norman began teaching Insight Meditation retreats in 1986, and since then he has regularly taught throughout Canada and the US, as well as at Gaia House retreat centre in England, in Bodh Gaya, India and in Israel. As well as leading traditional, formal Insight Meditation retreats, Norman also offers forms of practice that facilitate the integration of meditation into daily life. These have included canoe retreats, study classes in the Buddhist texts, non-residential retreats that emphasize the integration of meditative awareness, insight and inquiry into daily life, and pilgrimage to the sacred Buddhist sites of India and Nepal. Norman is a co-founder and Guiding Teacher of True North Insight Meditation Centre, and can be reached through his Insight Meditation Retreats website. Prior to offering the Dhamma full-time, Norman was a shiatsu therapist and a pharmacist. Norman lives in Guelph, Ontario with his partner Molly Swan.