David Perrin
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I am a meditation teacher and mentor. Meditation, the contemplative path, and service have been at the crux of my life since my youth. Born in Rochester, raised in Connecticut, I attended public and private schools, and a Reform Judaism synagogue. I currently identify as white, heterosexual, able-bodied, with financial and educational privileges, using he/him/his pronouns.

For over two decades I have practiced and studied in the Shambhala tradition. In addition to teaching in Shambhala, I have served as MNDFL Head Teacher and Director of MNDFL Teacher Training, as well as cofounder of MNDFL ED schools-based program. I have taught at the Institute for Compassionate Leadership, the 200hr Teaching Mindfulness Teacher Training with Shanté Smalls and Ethan Nichtern, and throughout New York City at schools, corporations, and nonprofits.

Everything I do in life relates to meditation and dharma. My householder life includes being a husband, and a father of three children. I have worked or participated in many diverse fields: from psychotherapy to social justice activism, theatre, community gardening, social service, residential healthcare, philanthropy, woodworking and craft arts, environmental stewardship, education and more. I am formally trained and licensed in NYS as a creative arts therapist. I am also a trustee at the Perrin Foundation dedicated to supporting youth-directed social change in Connecticut and beyond. I am committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in all spheres of life, particularly in meditation and spiritual communities.