Leslie Booker

Booker brings her heart, wisdom, and compassion to the intersection of social justice, yoga, and mindfulness. She has shared these practices with vulnerable populations in New York City since 2006, working in juvenile detention centers, residential treatment centers, and on Riker’s Island. She travels nationally utilizing the foundation of Dharma and embodied wisdom practices to support the sustainability of front line Changemakers, and offers mindful movement on meditation retreats. Booker is on faculty with the Prison Mindfulness Institute and Off the Mat Into the World, and teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Society (IMS), New York Insight, Worldwide Insight, Garrison Institute and Shambhala Mountain Center. She is a co-founder of the Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute, the Meditation Working Group of Occupy Wall Street and Urban Sangha Project in NYC. Booker is a co-author of Best Practices for Yoga in a Criminal Justice Setting, a contributor to Georgetown Law’s paper on Gender and Trauma, and Sharon Salzberg’s book ‘Happiness at Work’. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader’s Training, and is currently in their 4 year Dharma Retreat Teacher Training.

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Dharma Library

The Delusion of Separateness

The Delusion of Separateness

A Dharma Library Recording with Leslie Booker
October 27, 2019
Faith in the Three Jewels

Faith in the Three Jewels

A Dharma Library Recording with Leslie Booker
February 24, 2019
July 8, 2017

Blog Posts

October 25th, 2019

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