imee contreras

Imee is a Community Dharma Leader of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, a visiting teacher at East Bay Meditation Center, and a teaching assistant at UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.  She is a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.  

Imee is founder of Mindfulness Asia and co-founder of Philippine Insight Meditation Community and Katahimikan; National Day of Mindfulness.

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what people are saying about imee

"I am really touched by the deep wounding of Imee's past, and the healing grace of the dharma. Even more, by the shining spirit within her that endured so much, and continues to become more radiant.  I trust that wherever she is, she will bring the light of dharma."

                                                                                                          -  Tara Brach, Ph.D.   

                                                                                                              Psychologist, Author, Teacher      


"Imee is a true gem."

                                                                                                          - Pamela Weiss                                                                    

                                                                                                            Executive Coach, Meditation Teacher, and the founder of Appropriate Response

"Imee is one manifestation of that breadth of the Dharma that we had hoped for. Deep gratitude for her offerings and service on this collective journey to greater freedom for us all."

                                                                                                           -Larry Yang

                                                                                                             Author, Meditation Teacher, and  co-founder of East Bay Meditation Center

​"Thank you for the service you offer and all of the ways in which you will share what has moved and inspired you.  To imagine the expanding circles that will benefit is indeed a joy and occasion for celebration."

                                                                                                          - Gina Sharpe

                                                                                                             Meditation Teacher and co-founder of New York Insight Meditation Center

"Imee is truly a special person.  She is a deep practitioner with a deep practice."

                                                                                                          - Rick Hanson Ph.D.

                                                                                                            Psychologist, New York Times Best-Selling Author







Small insights can create big impacts

Imee believes that true success is a balancing act between family, work, community service, and leisure.  Remaining balanced is a matter of maintaining mindfulness throughout our day; letting go of expectations and being present moment to moment.  Having a consistent mindfulness practice helps us focus, gives us a better perspective with regards to priorities, and paves the way to healthier life choices.  Mindfulness gives us the discernment to make better and more skilful decisions that lead to a happier life.