LAFFERTY, Kimberley Theresa

United States

I have been gratefully dancing on the outskirts of the integral community for 25 years. At 27, after collegial education and a successful corporate career, I experienced an awakening that led me to change the direction of my life.  I then spent 12 years as a full time practitioner and eventual Teacher of Indo-Tibean Buddhism. From 2004-2011, I founded and served as ED of the Yoga Studies Institute. In 2010, I followed a surprising yet insistent call to bring my esoteric spiritual practice to everyday life as a “householder.”  Then starting a family and returning to graduate school in Human Development.  Today, I am based in a remote community in the North Cascades of North America. This deeply impacts my lived experience and practice. These notes of my historical self have become the melody of who I am now: a seasoned teacher-practitioner weaving together Indo-Tibetan Vajrayana and Adult Ego development. A leader of multi-year, private spiritual education cohorts at the Confluence Experience. I co-lead with Terri O’Fallon,  the penultimate Minds I year-long developmental course of Stages International. I am an active Board member for the Association for Spiritual Integrity.