Patricia is a senior teacher and meditation instructor in the Tibetan Buddhist and Shambhala traditions, having studied and practiced for over forty years under the guidance of some of the most renowned teachers of our day. She was a close personal student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche from the mid-1970’s until his death in 1987, and with his blessing received many teachings and empowerments from the Sixteenth Karmapa, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, and other great masters. She later studied intensively with Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, and has a close personal connection with Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, who has a retreat centre in Virginia. She also studied for many years with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the son and dharma heir of Chögyam Trungpa.
Patricia has led workshops and retreats throughout Europe, Canada and the U.S. for children, professionals, students and adults, from beginners to advanced practitioners of meditation and authentic presence in everyday life. Through these simple yet profound practices, people of all ages and backgrounds can gain confidence in their innate intelligence and worth and lead more full, productive and compassionate lives.
Patricia holds a J.D. degree and has spent her professional life in law, mediation, restorative justice, and non-profit leadership. She brings mindfulness techniques into these fields as part of the natural process of transforming organizational culture and working with conflict. She works with private clients and groups who wish to gain tools for improving the quality of their lives, work, and relationships with others.
Patricia Ullman instructs the following:
Just Meditate (45 min)
Our signature class is 45 minutes and suits the first time meditator or the experienced practitioner. Push pause at the door and let our experienced guides help you learn to be present in moment. This class is a bit of a mash-up of modalities such as breath, body scan, compassion and mindfulness. Just Meditate gives you tools to not just get through your day but improve your day and your life.
aka Intro to Meditation
So you've heard the buzz about meditation and mindfulness but what is it really? Well, this class is for you - the beginner. We will explain what mindfulness meditation is in clear, straightforward, simple terms. You will have an opportunity to ask all your questions (there are no dumb questions, just those that aren't asked) and actually meditate. We take the mystery away from this ancient practice and answer some of the most common questions like "am I doing it right?" (yes). This class is well suited for the first timer, anyone that considers themselves a beginner, and anyone that would just like to know a bit more about the fundamentals of the practice. Topics will vary and everyone is welcome. There may be a bit more teaching than meditating in this class compared to some others.