Mark Gebert is a Insight Meditation teacher who began his meditation practice more than 40 years ago with insight meditation teachers Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Jack Kornfield. His primary teacher has been Joseph Goldstein, and he has trained more recently with guiding senior insight teachers Rodney Smith and Narayan Liebenson. His primary teaching emphasis is practical Essential Buddhism and how mindfulness in all aspects of daily life can provide an opportunity for awakening.  He has studied with numerous other teachers primarily in the Theravada tradition, but also in the Tibetan and Zen traditions.  He has done 3 three-month silent retreats and dozens of other retreats mostly at the Insight Meditation Society, the Forest Refuge, and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He is an organizer/facilitator at the Sandy Springs Insight Meditation Group, is the Guiding Insight Meditation teacher for the Half Day retreat, and leads silent retreats in Georgia. He is also an ordained Presbyterian deacon, and has a doctorate in Psychology. 

Roswell Insight Meditation Community | Heron House, 102 Russell Rd, Roswell, GA 30075

Board of Directors

Dharma Leaders: Mark Gebert and Lisa Story

Board Member: Veletta Gebert

Board Member: Toni Needel

Board Member: Temple Sellers

Farah Angersola and Crystal McClurg are certified to teach by LifePower Yoga, as directed by Johnny Kest, with Rene Eder as Lead Faculty.  They are certified to teach pranayama meditation, ashtanga yoga (primary series of 69 sequential postures), roots yoga, vinyasa yoga flow, and yin yoga (restorative).

Dharma Leaders


​​Lisa Story  is a meditation teacher and licensed psychotherapist.   She has been meditating since 2004, and she cofounded the Roswell Insight Meditation Community in 2016. She practices Vipassana (Insight Mediation) in the tradition of Theravada Buddhism, and has studied primarily under the guidance of her teacher, Robert Beatty.  She has also been greatly influenced by the teachings of Mahasi Sayadaw and teachers  from the Thai Forest Tradition.   She has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

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