Dr. Susan Carol Stone has practiced mindfulness for thirty years. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Virginia and is a teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville.
A graduate of the Community Dharma Leader Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (CA), she leads mindfulness retreats and workshops, mentors in an online mindfulness teacher training program, and has taught mindfulness in a variety of settings, including maximum security prisons and middle schools.
She has lived in Zen and Theravadan Buddhist monasteries and is ordained as a Zen lay priest. Susan is also a Reiki master who has worked with AIDS patients.
Susan is author of At the Eleventh Hour, about mindfulness and caregiving, and The Sati Trilogy, historical novels set in the time of the Buddha. The novels, titled The Kosambi Intrigue, The Jealous Heart, and The Yes Sayers have been variously described as "brilliant", "a terrific read", and "a page-turner." They are available on Amazon.