People

Senior Teacher

Senior teachers can facilitate meditation sessions, mentor students, and train teachers.

Paul

Paul Baranowski is the founder and principal teacher of Luminous Ground, a meditation group located in the heart of Toronto. Paul has been studying and practicing Buddhism and meditation since […]

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Intermediate Teachers

Intermediate teachers can facilitate meditation sessions.

Laurie

Laurie has been practicing mindfulness and meditation since 2001. In 2002 he spent three days at Plum Village and was introduced to the teachings of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. […]

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Junior Teachers

Junior teachers can facilitate meditation without help from another teacher. They are not yet mentoring their own students.

Dawn

Dawn grew up in Seoul, Korea until moving to Toronto when she was 15 years old. In 2009, she started to attend a local meditation group in Toronto and she […]

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Roxana

Roxana has been practicing meditation and studying Buddhist teachings since 2012 and has attended retreats in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition and with Luminous Ground. Her enthusiasm and curiosity led […]

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Matthew

Matthew began studying Buddhism and practicing meditation with Paul Baranowski since 2013. He began practicing the needs-based communication technique ‘Nonviolent Communication’ in 2015, and facilitating corporate and public NVC training […]

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Teachers in Training

A teacher in training can facilitate a meditation session when a teacher or instructor is there to help out and give feedback afterwards.

Jen

With a curious spirit, Jen began sitting at Luminous Ground’s weekly classes in the spring of 2016, shortly after meeting Paul through “Mind Your Business”, an event hosted at Shopify. […]

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Reza

Reza was introduced to mindfulness practice in 2012 through a colleague who became a dear friend. In 2014, he joined his sister and brother-in-law as a formal practitioner at Luminous […]

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Kim

Kim Yee is a student and practitioner of Buddhist teachings. She discovered mindfulness and meditation through her work at Interaxon, the creators of MUSE: the brain-sensing headband, in 2014. Here, […]

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JulieMae Doherty

JulieMae started mindful meditation in 2007 when she was pregnant with her oldest child. She first met the LG community in 2016 when she joined them on retreat. One year […]

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Sheva

Sheva has been practicing mindful meditation since 2013 under the mentorship of Paul Baranowski. With the support of her teacher and fellow practitioners, Sheva has gained insight and continues to […]

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