Paula Evans LCSW CBT is a psychotherapist and mindfulness practitioner and teacher. She has taken her personal practice and love of Vipassana meditation into the professional, supporting patients with mindful tools and coping skills in trauma, grief and loss, food addiction and life transitions.Paula studies the Dharma at the Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center under Bhante Kottawe Nanda and leads meditation classes there. With gratitude, Paula is a student of Exploring the Heart of Freedom at Insight Mediation Center and Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, an immersion into the Dharma, the teachings and practices of the Buddha.Paula has completed the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield which focused on developing ways to engage others in the practice of insight meditation with self care and compassion. Paula is passionate about introducing mindful ways to cultivate growth and healing on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
“Really enjoyed my time at Menla. It’s amazingly peaceful and quiet, the people are incredibly nice and approachable, the humility of the Dalai Lama permeates throughout the place. The accommodations are nice and the food is great.”
“The food was divine! I’m not a vegetarian and will say the meat was not missed while here. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay…. The staff was warm and courteous. Space very conducive for retreat. Great common spaces for community and plenty of space for solitude. Will return again.”
“EVERYONE I met with was spectacular in service and friendliness. Twan actually waited for me to get down the mountain one evening when his shift was done to ensure my safety. I never experienced this type of commitment and kindness at Omega or Kripalu. I both teach and do a lot of continuing education, and you guys take the cake!”