Nancy Brutsché has been meditating for over 15 years and fell in love with mindfulness/vipassana meditation in 2004. Since that time, she has been incorporating the dharma fully into her life and her work.
As an active member of IMCW since 2004, Nancy has participated in many aspects of the community through the years, including involvement with several Kalyana Mitta (Spiritual Friends) groups, providing mentoring through the IMCW Mentor program, leading the orientation and post-talk discussions at Tara’s Wednesday night program, leading meditations at IMCW’s Center for Mindful Living in Tenley, participation in Jonathan Foust’s Year of Living Mindfully (YLM), attending the Spring and Fall 7-day silent retreats, and attending and helping with many workshops and programs.
Nancy is a graduate of a two-year meditation teacher training program through the Meditation Teachers Training Institute (MTTI) with teachers Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne, and Pat Coffey, and has since been an IMCW Affiliate Teacher. She has additional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindful Eating Conscious Living (MECL), Mindful-Self Compassion (MSC), and training in incorporating mindfulness in dealing with chronic illness, death and dying, managing anger, and more. As a mindfulness teacher and a Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and psychotherapist, Nancy provides services in mindfulness/vipassana meditation and Buddhist psychology and healing through a variety of venues.
Nancy’s primary purpose is to live an awakened life and to be of service in assisting others and the world in doing the same.