Resident Teachers

Below are links to pages of teachers who have offered classes and retreats here, as well as some optional biographical information.

Susan Weir, lead teacher

Ann Barden, resident teacher

Lou Weir, resident teacher

Terry Gliedt, resident teacher

Visiting Teachers


John Cunningham

John Cunningham
John has been teaching meditation for 17 years. His practice and teaching combines Vipassana, loving-kindness and non-dual teachings from various spiritual traditions. John has studied with several teachers, but his primary teacher is Matt Flickstein. John is the primary teacher for Insight Meditation of Cleveland and leads several sanghas in the northeast Ohio area. John has led retreats and workshops throughout the eastern United States.

Jan. 20, 2017 talk: Dukkha

Jan. 18, 2019 talk: Cessation: the Third Noble Truth

Jan. 19, 2019 talk: Cessation: the barriers and our experience

Ven. Sayalay Susila

Born and educated in Malaysia, Sayalay Susila ordained as a Theravada Buddhist nun in 1991 at the age of 28, and has trained with two renowned Burmese meditation masters – the Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita and the Venerable Pa- Auk Sayadaw, under whose guidance she continues to practice today.

Sayalay is well known especially for the clarity of her teaching of the Theravada Buddhist Suttas and Abhidhamma, which she taught initially in Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore, as well as in Buddhist centers across Canada, the United States, and Australia.

Chas DiCapua

Visiting residential teacher Chas DiCapua from IMS offered a talk and a weekend workshop here at IMA2. Chas is a graduate of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training and has offered meditation teaching since 2001. He is interested in how all aspects of life can be used towards awakening. Currently the IMS Resident Teacher, he teaches throughout the US.

May 16-17, 2014
Friday evening, May 16
Saturday day-long retreat, May 17.