Sharon Beckman-Brindley, Ph.D., is a senior Insight Dialogue teacher at Metta (www.metta.org) who teaches Insight Dialogue retreats worldwide. A clinical psychologist, she has served as team leader for Metta’s Relational Insight Meditation Program; she also serves on the Metta Programs Teachers Council.
Sharon has practiced Vipassana meditation for over thirty years. Since 2001 she has studied and practiced the dharma and Insight Dialogue intensively with Gregory Kramer. She also is a co-founder and a guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville, Virginia and is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Sharon has over 30 years of practice as a psychotherapist and she has led workshops and retreats on meditation and its integration with psychotherapy for over 15 years. Sharon is a stepmother and a grandmother; she lives with her husband and their two cats in Charlottesville, Virginia.