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Glenda Hodges-Cook

Website: Louisville-Vipassana-Community.org

Glenda has practiced insight meditation in the Thai forest tradition of Theravadan Buddhism for forty years. Her background is primarily in Christian and Buddhist traditions; however, she deeply values and teaches from compassion practices and wisdom in a variety of traditions, including Islamic, Hindu and Native American.

Glenda’s initial instruction in the meditation practice was with Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Jack Kornfield. She is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader Training Program of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. She holds a Master’s degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing from Texas Woman’s University.

Glenda completed eight years’ practice in critical care nursing at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas and taught psychiatric/mental health nursing at El Centro College in Dallas, West Texas State University, and Indiana University Southeast. She participated in pilgrimages in India, Nepal and Tibet, and practiced in two month-long meditation retreats at Spirit Rock. She formed the Louisville Vipassana Community and has led this sangha for twelve years.
She has four sons and four grandchildren.