Dawn Neal has accumulated over two years of silent retreat practice since 2005. She holds an MA from the Institute of Buddhist Studies, and has completed 15 months of professional ministry/ chaplaincy training (CPE). In 2009, she was authorized to teach Buddhist practice, from the perspective of loving-kindness, by Sayadaw U Indaka. Dawn serves the community as a chaplain, facilitator, integral coach, and scholar. She teaches and facilitates for Buddhist, secular, and multifaith groups.