Dawn-Starr CrowtherMeditation Teacher
Dawn-Starr Crowther practices as a Licensed Acupuncturist, working with people living with chronic pain, severe illnesses, survivors of trauma, and at end of life. She has practiced Tibetan Buddhism since 1996, when she attended her first retreat with Lama Surya Das. Since that time she has attended, and staffed, many silent retreats with both Lama Surya and Lama John, and has also studied with Charles Genoud, Brendan Kennedy, and Lama Palden Drolma. She has lead meditation groups in Portland from 1997 to 2017, and now is excited to partner with Marge Houey in bringing these compassion practices to the Tucson area.
Since 2001, at a retreat shortly after 9/11--when Lama John stressed the necessity of bringing compassion practices forward in the world--the heart-practices of compassion and lovingkindness have been her main practice and refuge. She is also a Certified Teacher of Stanford University's Compassion Cultivation Training course. She is passionate about creating beauty in the world through art, gardening, and cooking, and loves spending time on long walks with her husband, Dave, and Labrador, Katie-Bird. She also leads medical service trips to Fiji and the South Pacific to bring acupuncture to under-served populations.
These compassion practices are radically life changing -- they foster a quiet revolution of the heart -- which Dawn-Starr is dedicated to manifesting in business and health care. She teaches Innate Compassion and Wisdom Meditation in Tucson, Arizona.
The Tucson FAC sangha and practice group are expected to be established in early 2019. The Tucson sangha will welcome both newcomers and experienced Buddhist practitioners. The sangha will focus on Wisdom and Compassion practices in the Dzogchen tradition, which are highly accessible to the Western mind. These practices are both fresh and inspiring – providing hope and solace in our troubled times -- while being firmly rooted in the ancient Tibetan Nyingma lineage.