Meet the Teachers

Mayu has no affiliation with a specific meditation teacher or lineage. Instructors and facilitators who lead classes  in our sanctuary come from a wide range of backgrounds.


Eric Belsey

MBSR Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

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David & Patricia Bennett

Jasmine Dragon Tai Chi

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Contact David at (720) 690-2005 or More information at




Tamme Buckner

Neurosculpting® Meditation

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Tamme believes every individual has the innate ability to balance body, mind and spirit. As a Certified Vedic Astrologer, (completing a Bachelor of Arts in Vedic Astrology and Masters Certificate in Vedic Studies, Sanskrit, Meditation & Jyotish) a 200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Neurosculpting Meditation Facilitator and Certified Reiki Master she possesses many skills to help create and maintain this delicate balance in this often fast paced, stressed, chaotic world we all live in today.

Tamme has always been a seeker and walks this path with a smile guided by her heart. She has been blessed and beyond grateful to have studied with many many incredible teachers along this journey. Tamme is humbled and passionate about the opportunity to share her mission to spread as much love, light, compassion, understanding and healing energy as possible.

Contact Tamme at 303-335-5470 or More information at



Karen Buss

Midday Meditation

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Karen has been offering group and private classes for more than ten years. She helps students develop and maintain individualized home practices and has been a life long meditation practitioner. She is a certified meditation teacher (Shambhava Yoga) and holds certifications in Hatha and Yin Yoga and enjoys attending advanced trainings and retreats to deepen her practice and instruction.

Karen’s classes help students create positive structure and habits so the many benefits of meditation can be attained. As a semi-Colorado native she loves hiking, traveling, music and theatre.

Contact Karen at 303-513-1649 or



Cliff Clusin

Prairie Mountain Zen

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Cliff’s mindfulness and meditation practice began while attending Grinnell College in the 70’s. In the 1980’s he was a meditation instructor under the guidance of Dainin Katagiri Roshi at the Minnesota Zen Center. In 1989 he moved to Boulder, Colorado, which enabled him to meet and practice with a wide variety of leading meditation teachers at Naropa University. Cliff has trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. In 1994 he was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Shoken Winecoff Roshi, Abbot of Ryumonji Zen Monastery and received Dharma Transmission from him in 2010. He is certified as a Soto Zen Dharma Teacher in the US and Japan.

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Lauren Gale

Sound Healing

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After spending a decade in the pop music industry, Lauren has stepped to a more authentic expression of her passion for sound. She’s traveled internationally to study vibrational healing and brings the healing power of sound using ancient instruments back home in Denver, Colorado. She uses didgeridoo, Native drum, brass toning discs, singing bowls, cacao seed pods, guitar, voice and a plethora of ever-changing tools. She travels the world offering sound healing journeys.

Contact Lauren at 303-669-7218 or More information at



Jeff Gima

Oryoki Inspiration

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Damon Grossman

Zen Drummer

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Damon’s live soundscape is a rhythmic mantric sound bath. Damon weaves the native and African djembe under a resonant voice chanting mantras both ancient and original. The music is informed by a meditative and relentlessly rhythmic sensibility. These sensibilities were refined by Damon’s immersion experiences of living in Self-Realization Fellowship ashrams in Escondido and Encinitas from 2013 to 2016 and studying djembe at the Dagbe Institute in Ghana, Africa for extended periods in 2003 and 2007.

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Sarah Horn

Qigong, Integrative Yoga

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Sarah Horn offers support on the path of full health, empowerment, and joyful living. In her personal practice, what began as a journey of self-discovery blossomed into a calling to guide others in living more joyful and healthy lives. Sarah’s teaching and healing are steeped in the principles of the Tao: living a life reflective of the underlying flow of nature and the universe itself, and nurturing balance in all aspects of one’s being.

Over the years, yoga and qigong have provided Sarah tools for managing stress, making life-affirming choices, and ultimately coming to know and love herself. In her work, she draws on her personal experience and cultivation, as well as her extensive training in qigong, yoga, holistic nutrition, life coaching, and mindfulness practices.

Sarah graces her teaching and healing with gentleness, openness, and good humor. She is fueled, inspired, and always humbled by this work and is eternally grateful for the gift of service to others.

Contact Sarah at 720.530.8948 or  More information at



Danielle Huddy

Meditation for Empaths

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Dhyan Mantra Kaur

Singing Bowl Meditation, Kundalini Meditation

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Robert Kelley

Zen Mind Beginners Mind

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Robert started meditating at age 18. At age 25 he began studying in a monastic setting with Jakusho Kwong roshi, and has maintained a life-long affiliation. Kwong roshi is sanctioned by the world center for Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan as the head teacher for North America, though Robert has maintained a level of independence from this lineage. Through this independence he has develop a unique style of meditation that is well-suited to contemporary American life. Robert is currently engaged in implementing a Non-Religious Meditation instructor certification program for the college and university system.

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Karin Ryuku Kempe & Peggy Metta Sheehan

Zen Meditation


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Karin Ryuku Kempe has been practicing Zen since 1971, beginning at the Rochester Zen Center with Philip Kapleau Roshi and then with Toni Packer. Ryuku worked as a family physician for 20 years while raising her family. She practiced with Shishin Wick Roshi, dharma heir of Taizan Maezumi Roshi, at the Great Mountain Zen Center, receiving jukai from him in 1997. Karin completed her koan training in 2005 with Danan Henry Roshi at the Zen Center of Denver, and served as an assistant teacher until receiving dharma transmission in 2010. Karin retired from 25 years of practicing family medicine in 2012 but continues to teach mindfulness-based stress reduction.

Peggy Metta Sheehan practiced and studied with Danan Henry Roshi at the Zen Center of Denver beginning in 1991. She received lay ordination from him in 1999 and served as Head of Zendo from 2001 to 2005. She completed her koan study in 2005 and was an assistant teacher at the Zen Center from 2005-2010, receiving dharma transmission in September, 2010. Metta is a practicing pediatrician who is interested in mind-body medicine and teaches mindfulness-based stress reduction as part of her medical practice.

Contact the Zen Center of Denver at 303-455-1500 or More information at



Chris Kruger

Inquiry Collective

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Chris Krueger, an ordained Teacher of the Diamond Approach, created Crystal Soul Work as an expression of the teachings of the Ridhwan School® – a spiritual organization that guides its student using the Diamond Approach to inner realization. As a contemporary spiritual teaching, the Diamond Approach considers the totality of the human being and allows students to explore their true selves.

Chris has been deeply engaged in the Diamond Approach for over 30 years and is committed to exploring the truth of who we are. He has an intense interest in the discovery of the most authentic self.

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Lhoppön Rinpoche

Mipham Shedra

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Rinpoche became a monk at age 5 in Bir, Himachal Pradesh India. He studied  with accomplished masters for 30 years before moving to the United States. He established Mipham Shedra Buddhist Meditation Center in Boulder in 2004.  Rinpoche has dedicated his life to spreading the lineage of Truth, Love & Compassion.

Contact Michael Dixon at More information at



Cierra McNamara

Kusala, Beginning Meditation, Community Meditation

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Cierra is the founder of Mayu, and has been leading meditation groups since 2010. Her formal meditation instruction has been primarily through Vipassana Insight meditation, though she has been influenced by many teachers and traditions. She has professional training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, and is strongly influenced by California-based teacher Adyashanti. Cierra’s teaching style is warm and informal, blending practical advice, humor and compassionate listening.

Contact Cierra at 303-437-6240 or



Sean McNamara

Mind Possible

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Sean has mentored meditation students for over a decade through group meditation, extended retreats, and one-on-one sessions. He presents powerful, transformative meditation instructions in a way that can be received by a wide audience. He avoids any religious overlay and prioritizes the experiences of peace, relief, and compassion above all else.

Contact Sean at 303-746-4001. More information at



Jennifer Moss

Morning Meditation

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Contact Jennifer at 720-281-7212 or




Rob Paul

Soulful Breathwork

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Elizabeth Perryman

MBSR Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Koru Meditation

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Elizabeth is the founder of Upstream Mindfulness, a consulting firm providing professional resources and mindfulness education. She is a Qualified Teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR™); a trained teacher for Pre-K-12 students through the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) and Mindful Schools; and trained teacher through Koru Mindfulness, a program developed through Duke University.

Elizabeth  maintains personal meditation and yoga practices as well as commitment to regular silent retreats and continuing professional development. She is a creative and engaging teacher with twenty years of experience leading students of all ages.

Contact Elizabeth at 603-306-1880 or More information at


Matt Smith

TIMS Thursday Insight Meditation Sitting

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Contact Matt at More information at



Val Stepien

Buddhism for Everyday Life

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Val has been a student of Thich Nhat Hanh’s since 2002 and is ordained in his lineage. She has, been teaching Buddhism for Everyday Life classes for the past 7 years, as well as teaching meditation and mindfulness skills for stress reduction and to enhance a sense of peace in oneself. Her style is very patient and attentive to individual’s needs, beginning where the student is, with no expectations of where they “should” be.

Val’s style is an easy going, yet dedicated style of teaching that includes the use of humor and not taking ourselves too seriously. She believes that if you don’t enjoy meditation, you won’t do it, so her commitment to you is to help you find ways to enjoy these practices. She has experienced first hand what a strong difference these practices can make in one’s life, and looks forward to sharing these methods with you so that you may enjoy a richer, deeper and more mindful way of being in the world.

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Erik Vienneau

Awake Mindful Living Events

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Erik Vienneau is dedicated to meeting people where they are along the path of wellness to offer them opportunities to discover a more peaceful and health-filled life. Erik’s passion for mindfulness meditation, yoga and a healthy lifestyle prompted him to create both Yoga Rocks the Park (, Friday Night Yoga Club ( and the AWAKE Mindful Living Community ( which have been become a platform for peace and conscious-community for hundreds of thousands of yoga-enthusiasts across the United States.

When he’s not producing an event you’ll find him on his meditation cushion, sharing the mindful life with others or keeping it simple and easy with friends and family. He’s a mindful living coach and participated in multiple long-term, silent meditation retreats in preparation to share the teachings. The driving force behind Erik’s life is to show others they are pure potential and not the self-limited thoughts that our minds often generate. He’s quick to share his life mantra “peaceful minds = peaceful planet” with all.

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Molly Woodhull

Koru Meditation

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Molly studied psychology and sociology at the University of Denver.  After college she went on to work in wilderness therapy, using wilderness immersion and meditation as healing tools for people struggling with Aspergers and Autism. She earned her yoga teacher certification from The River Vinyasa Flow where she currently teaches community classes.

Molly studied loving-kindness meditation through Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She is also a registered Koru meditation and mindfulness teacher through the Center for Koru Mindfulness at Duke University. Molly teaches meditation for companies in Denver, at The University of Denver, and in the Denver school system. She recently developed her own company, Woodhull Wellness, to teach meditation in corporate settings.

Contact Molly at 937-361-4546 or