Kim Allen has been practicing Insight meditation since 2003 in the US and Sri Lanka, including two-and-a-half years in silent retreat. She teaches at many Bay Area centers, including courses for dedicated students and study of the suttas. She has taught retreats locally and in Southern California and Canada. Dedicated to a life of deep Dharma practice in the West, she draws from a background in science, contemplative practices, and creativity to offer classical Dharma in a modern context. Her website is www.uncontrived.org.