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Turīya Dhara teaches Trikaya Buddhism, a practice consisting of meditation, applied mindfulness, contemplation, an excellent sense of humor, and respect for all who seek Truth. On this path, form follows function, in the practical sense of using the techniques that work in our modern world.

She began offering meditation classes in 1994 after receiving a teaching empowerment as a Buddhist monk. In 1998 she founded Dharma Center in San Diego, CA. In addition to her weekly public classes, Turīya offers the Uncommonly Fine Life program, a private study group for highly motivated individuals.

Turīya is the author of several books including: Unreasonable Joy: Awakening through Trikaya Buddhism, Worlds of Power, Worlds of Light and Peace with Pain: Your Guide to Life in a Malfunctioning Body and The Awkward Years: 64 Tips for Surviving High School. (Her early books are published under Jenna Sundell.) She is passionate about sharing meditation and mindfulness with those who are ready to build happy and productive lives.

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More of her writing can be found on social media:
@turiyadhara on Instagram