Retreat Teachers


Barbara Bash

Barbara Bash is a longtime student and teacher of buddhism in the Shambhala tradition of Chogyam Trungpa. She is a calligraphic artist working with communication in many forms. Her involvement with the dynamics of a practice center led her to the study Nonviolent Communication. Over the years she has interwoven her mindful art practices with NVC consciousness, creating community environments where everyone feels heard. She offered NVC in the prison system for eight years while leading meditation with the buddhist inmates. In 2016 she participated in the Intensive Training Program between Palestinians and Israelis in Beit Jala. Barbara continues to lead communication practices during these unusual times to strengthen self connection and deepen dialogue with others.

Her website is Visual blog –