Mary S. Burns teaches Insight Dialogue retreats internationally and offers ID practice online. She works as a clinical social worker, and engages actively in the Insight Dialogue Community by participating in the Teachers Council, Guiding Sangha, Awakening White Awareness cohort, and by mentoring facilitators and teachers in development. For more than four decades Mary has been drawn to the intersection of Eastern and Western healing practices and has had the good fortune to study with many gifted meditation teachers including in-depth study with Gregory Kramer since 2004. She has also studied for decades with teachers exploring the transformational aspects of human relationship through directly developing awareness practices such as meditation in psychotherapy. These teachers include the psychologists Stephen Gilligan and John Welwood. Mary lives and works in Chapel Hill, NC.