Kim Allen began meditating in 2003, seeking both a path out of suffering and the deeper truths of life. She trains mainly under the guidance of Gil Fronsdal at the Insight Meditation Center and has also practiced in Sri Lanka and, more recently, with a few Mahāyāna teachers. Kim was drawn early on to long retreat practice and has sat cumulative three years of retreat. Engagement with the Pāli Canon and texts from other Buddhist traditions inform her practice and life. A teacher and author, Kim aims to bring classical Dharma to a modern context and to encourage lay practitioners in discovering a life of Dharma. Kim also serves on the board of the Sati Center. Her education includes a Ph.D. in physics and a master’s degree in environmental sustainability, and her website is http://www.uncontrived.org.