Stein Eriksen Lodge
7700 Stein Way, Park City, UT 84060
Park City Community Church
4501 UT-224, Park City, UT 84098
Whitney Reed is offering an easy to do, non-sectarian Mindfulness Meditation class. The class will be accessible to everyone and provides a healthy tool to improve both mental and physical health.
Whitney Reed has been teaching meditation for 17 years and practicing meditation under the Vipassana Theravada lineage for 19 years. Her meditation path deepened when she experienced some difficult death experiences and was pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology. During this chapter of her life she came to the realization that meditation was the therapeutic modality she wanted to spend her energy on and provided the profound insight she was seeking through her PhD. Through this she left her PhD to focus primarily on Mindfulness, Dharma and Meditation which led her to undertake a series of long retreats as well deepen her connections to teachers in the Mindfulness field which lead to the completion of an intensive 2 year dharma training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center as well as a teacher training at the Mindfulness Institute.
Prior to this experience, she was exposed to the Mindfulness practice through ski race training at the age of 12 years old and started practicing regularly at the age of 18 at an art school in New York City. In her late teenage years she was compelled to dedicate her time to the study of truth (Mindfulness, Philosophy and Dharma) which inspired her to attended a Masters program in Philosophy and transfer to a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She also lived in India in a Tibetan Monastery and has meditated for over 350 days in intensive Vipassana retreat.