Innercraft teachers have been carefully selected to ensure that they have engaged in meditation practice and inner exploration for many years and shaped their lives around the journey of exploring their true nature and awakening. Additionally, they have extensive and rigorous training with teachers from well-regarded and time-tested traditions and/or methods and lifelong personal daily practice. Finally, they have rich teaching experience and have developed teaching frameworks that have been tremendously helpful for their students.
We recommend starting with teachers’ intro videos and learn more about their path, tradition/method, and teaching approach. This should give you an initial sense of who might be a good fit for you based on your interests and personality. Even though you might not see fit with a teacher, we still suggest completing a few initial lessons of their video courses and experimenting with at least one practice. Sometimes the practices or teaching styles that we avoid or dismiss the most are the ones holding the deepest transformative potential.
Focus: Sudden Awakening and Embodied Realization
Meido Moore is the abbot of Korinji, a Rinzai Zen Buddhist monastery in Wisconsin, and the guiding teacher of the international Korinji Rinzai Zen Community. Meido Roshi began Zen practice in 1988 and trained under three teachers in the line of the great 20th century Rinzai master Omori Sogen Roshi. He has completed the koan curriculum of this lineage, and in 2008 received inka shomei: recognition as an 86th-generation Zen lineage holder empowered to transmit the full range of Rinzai Zen practices.
Aside from Zen, Meido is also ordained in the Mt. Koshikidake tradition of Shugendo.
He is the author of two books: The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice and Hidden Zen: Practices for Sudden Awakening and Embodied Realization.
Theravada and Tibetan Buddhism
Focus: Samatha, Jhanas, Dzogchen, and Awakening
Tina is a meditation teacher who leads retreats and offers spiritual guidance and mentoring to practitioners worldwide. Her mission as a teacher is to foster awakening and its embodiment in worldly life, through the application of authentic, rigorous Buddhist and modern practices.
Tina learned to meditate in 1976, at age 13. In 2003, after many years of practice in Buddhist and modern non-dual traditions, she undertook an intensive year-long solo retreat during which a profound awakening to Reality occurred. In 2005, Tina attended a retreat with Burmese meditation master Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw, who ordained her as a Buddhist nun. During the retreat, Tina became the first Western woman to complete the entire Samatha path in this lineage.
Tina was authorized to teach by Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw of Burma. Tina also took refuge with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, a Tibetan Dzogchen teacher, and was initiated into the Nyingma lineage.
Focus: Living Spirituality in the Modern World
Shaykh Burhanuddin is a contemporary mystic of ancient tradition, called onto the Sufi path at a young age. In his teaching, Shaykh Burhanuddin combines methods from his Sufi Tradition with contemporary knowledge of psychology.
He started the practice at 10 with Yoga, and between the ages of 14-18 practiced meditation under the guidance of the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, within the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. At 18, Shaykh Burhanuddin met with the grandmaster of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, one of the most ancient and authoritative of the many existing Sufi Orders, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al Haqqani ar Rabbani, and went through the classic dervish training under the direct guidance of the Master.
He received a direct transmission of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order. Shaykh Burhanuddin is the author of three books, a musician and the founder of the Dervish Orchestra.