Born and raised in the Southern Baptist Church, Catie began her meditation journey in 2000 with Shambhala Level One at Karme Chöling, Vermont. After several years of intense study and practice, she took an 8-year hiatus, then returned to a regular meditation practice in 2015. She currently studies with Lee Ray, a teacher in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche and student of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.

While her primary meditation practice style is that of Tibetan Buddhism, her spiritual path has been influenced by many physical and nonphysical teachers, including Eckhart Tolle, Shunryu Suzuki, Solari, Pema Chödron, the Michael Teachings, and, last but not least, the animals that have been part of her life. She also strongly suspects that there is inspiration to be found at the bottom of a good cup of coffee shared with a good friend.

Currently, Catie lives in Vermont with her husband, a small community of collapsniks and farmer-wannabes, and a plethora of chickens, ducks, moose, chickadees, and cats.


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