Rashmi Nair-Ripley is a devoted student and practitioner of meditation and inquiry, exploring presence and its direct experience in daily life. She first began her practice in the shamatha vipassana tradition in 1999 while living in La Paz, Bolivia.
Rashmi has attended numerous retreats and has been influenced greatly by a number of teachers including Pema Chodron, Charlotte Joko Beck, Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Eric Kolvig, Adyashanti, A.H. Almaas, and Victoria Young. Her practice of orienting around truth and presence is the centerpiece of her everyday life, and she enjoys bringing this into focus with students who attend class with her.
Rashmi currently teaches meditation at the Arlington County jail, as well as yoga and meditation in northern Virginia. She also co-leads IMCW's weekly Women's Sangha.
Rashmi co-leads the weekly Women's Sangha in McLean, VA.