Susan Mickel, MD, PhD Susan has been meditating for over twenty years, first in the Christian tradition, then in the Burmese mindfulness tradition, and for over ten years now in the Tibetan Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions. She learned Burmese mindfulness meditation from teachers at Resources for Ecumenical Spirituality, Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, and other centers. In 2001 she completed a certificate in ecumenically oriented Christian spiritual guidance from Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Daniel Brown was an important first teacher of Mahamudra. Training with Daniel Brown, she taught with Pointing Out the Great Way for ten years. Her personal practice and orientation is Buddhist, and she is interested in interfaith discussion and exploration.