SHOW ME DHARMA WELCOMES PHIL JONES AS MEMBER OF THE TEACHERS COLLECTIVE
We are delighted to welcome Philip Jones to the Show Me Dharma Teachers Collective.
Phil was a co-founder of Show Me Dharma and served as a leader and a teacher from 1993-2006. He is now re-joining Show Me Dharma and the Teachers Collective, after having been a guest teacher at Show Me Dharma for the past year.
Phil began meditation practice in the Zen Buddhist tradition in 1987. In 1992 he began practicing Insight Meditation. He began teaching Insight Meditation in 1996, first in Columbia and then also on retreats in the Midwest. He initially studied with teachers from Spirit Rock and the Insight Meditation Society and graduated from the first Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader program in 2000. He studied with Matthew Flickstein for ten years and more recently has been studying with Shaila Catherine and Bhikkhu Anālayo.
He has served on the board of directors of Mid America Dharma, a regional Insight Meditation retreat organization, since 1994. Phil is also the founder of the Silent Mind-Open Heart sangha in Columbia. Many of his talks and writings can be found at http://silentmindopenheart.org