Roswell Insight Meditation Community
Roswell Insight Meditation Community | Heron House, 102 Russell Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
Mark Gebert is an authorized Guiding 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.
Lisa Story is a meditation teacher and psychotherapist. She has been meditating since 2004, and she co-founded the Roswell Insight Meditation Community in 2016. She practices Vipassana (Insight Mediation) in the tradition of Theravada Buddhism, and her primary teachers have been John Orr and Robert Beatty. She has been greatly influenced by the teachings from the Thai Forest tradition, among others, and is a grateful student of the Dharma. She has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.