From: Spirituality and Health Magazine In the California desert, a vipassana pioneer prepares for the next stage of her remarkable life. Ruth Denison has spent 91 years learning how to move gracefully through life. A Buddhist elder and one of the first teachers to bring vipassana meditation to the West, she has spent long hours […]

Ruth Denison

Bowing to Life Deeply – An Interview with Ruth Denison

Ruth Denison is the founder and resident teacher of Dhamma Dena Desert Vipassana Center in Joshua Tree, California. She is the first generation of women teachers of vipassana in the West, and has been teaching at Insight Meditation Society in Barre since its inception in 1976. Ruth shared her life story and thoughts with Insight’s editors while teaching at IMS in the fall of 1996.

Dancing in the Dharma

Dancing in the Dharma: The Life and Teachings of Ruth Denison

Ruth Denison was one of the great innovators in the early years of Buddhism in the West. In this portrait of her extraordinary life, from a youth in Nazi-dominated Germany to the center of the counterculture in the sixties and seventies, Boucher captures Denison’s distinctive voice and the journey of her remarkable spirit.