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Ralph Steele


Ralph Steele's Story Featured On NPR "Snap Judgement: The Call"

Ralph Steele is the founder of Life Transition Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he serves as the guiding meditation teacher. He has practiced Theravadin Buddhist meditation for over three decades and taught since 1987, including at such venues as Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Insight Meditation Society. He completed a year of intensive practice as a monk in Burma and in Thailand. Along with his interest in preserving the Theravada tradition, he is dedicated to making the dharma available to culturally diverse populations. Ralph has done a great deal of work in cultural diversity. He has also worked with youth around the country.  [Ralph Steele]


Ralph received his M.A. degree from the University of Santa Clara in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy in 1979. He holds BA degrees in Humanistic Psychology, and Religious Studies with board honors. Ralph is also the Founder of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Hospice Training Program at Northern New Mexico Community College. During his tenure as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he was instrumental in transitioning the EKR Hospice Program, from a two year Associate Degree program to a Master’s Degree program in Grief, Bereavement and Counseling. He is a member of the following organizations:


* Spirit Rock Meditation Center

* Insight Meditation Society

* The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

* The American Academy of Pain Management

* The American Pain Society


Articles by Ralph Steele:
Mindfulness ImmersedSubtle Energies Magazine: Bridging Science & Spirit, Spring 2017
In the Lineage of Sister Mary, Tricycle magazine, Spring 1999 issue.
Tending the Fire, Wind Bell, San Francisco Zen Center, 1999 issue.
Black On Black: Interview with Ralph Steele, by William Poe Lee, 2001.
Freedom from Racism, Turning Wheel, Summer 2003 issue.
Teachings Of The Second Noble Truth, Dharma, Color, and Culture: New Voices In Western Buddhism, Parallex Press, 2004
An Introduction to Vipassana Meditation, 1995
Private Coaching of Ralph Steele



Professional Background Of Ralph Steele
Curriculum Vitae
Ralph Steele’s Buddhist Study and Teachers
Description of Ralph's Buddhist Lineage in Asia




Sabina Schulze, L.M.T


Sabina Schulze is a licensed body therapist and yoga teacher. She has practiced Buddhist meditation for over fifteen years and is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders program of Spirit Rock Meditiation Center. As a painter and cancer activist, she explores the healing power of art and organizes art events to promote breast cancer awareness.


Sabina received her M.A. degree in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology in 1979 at the University of Heidelberg, West Germany. She is also a graduate of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration (Boulder, Colorado), The Connective Tissue Polarity Institute (Santa Fe, New Mexico), and the Shivananda Ashram (Paradise Island, the Bahamas). She holds New Mexico Massage Therapy license #224.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Articles by Sabina Schulze
Breast Cancer: A Deepening of the Practice
Beautiful Poem

Private Practice of Sabina Schulze
Life Transition Therapy, Inc.

Artwork by Sabina Schulze

Fabric of Life in mixed media
Zen of Breast Cancer, monotype 
Radio Interview with Sabina Schulze
Listen to Sabina Schulze of the International Conference on conflict resolution in Russia interviewed on Transitions Radio magazine 

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