Bernadine Mellis (IWM Senior Staff; White & Awakening in the Dharma Facilitator;Teacher-in-Training)
Bernadine recently completed the True North Insight Community Meditation Teacher Mentorship Program and is now participating in another long term Buddhist training, the Dharmapala program through Sacred Mountain Sangha. She is also a part-time student in the Buddhist Ministry Initiative at Harvard Divinity School. She co-facilitates White & Awakening in the Dharma and leads The Sure Heart; (a group for children and families) at Insight Western Mass, where she has also been involved as a Board Member and a member of the Beloved Community Builders Committee. Alongside her path in the Theravadin Insight lineage, Bernadine has been engaged in Pagan earth-based spiritual practices, working closely with her mentor on that path for many years. She is a filmmaker and a mother.