Michele McDonald co-founded Vipassana Hawai’i in 1984. She has taught Insight meditation for over thirty years. She teaches extensively throughout the United States, in Canada, Burma, and various locations around the world. She appreciates teaching at many levels of practice and has enjoyed teaching three-month retreats for experienced students as well as developing meditation retreats for youth. Her style of teaching emphasizes helping individuals find entry points into stillness that are natural for them. She encourages an understanding of the path of insight and a gentle strengthening of mindfulness and concentration so that, ultimately, people can access the peaceful depths of their experience in every moment.