Kimberly Brown is a meditation teacher who specializes in helping people cultivate compassion and lovingkindness. A trusted instructor since 2011, she guides classes, workshops, and retreats to help individuals and groups rediscover their good hearts and wisdom using effective and modern techniques based on traditional Buddhist teachings. Her weekly Metta Group has introduced many to the benefits of lovingkindness practice.
Kim recognizes that each of us have the capacity to fully experience our joys and struggles with appreciation and openness. Through simple and easily-learned practices, we can break old patterns of behavior that prevent true happiness, and reorient our actions to benefit ourselves and each other.
Practical Tools for Life
Each of us are kind, patient, compassionate and loving beings. Old patterns and conditioning can obscure these qualities, causing pain and confusion, preventing you from creating healthy relationships with yourself and others. Long-held views suggesting that human nature is fixed and the ability to change is limited have been widely discredited. With practice, you can rediscover your natural wisdom and develop your true potential to live harmoniously in each moment.
Kimberly’s experience with a painful childhood as an adoptee growing up with an alcoholic parent, led her to discover healthy ways of dealing with anxiety, feelings of unworthiness, panic attacks, sadness, and anger. Recovering her natural state of well-being by practicing both traditional Buddhist techniques and modern psychotherapeutic modalities, she now leads others to deeply engage with all aspects of their experience for integration, wholeness, and authenticity.
Recover Your Wisdom and Heart
Trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Kim is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Professional Level (CMT-P) with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, and a graduate of the Interdependence Project’s esteemed Meditation Teacher Training program (2011). She’s a long-time Buddhist student, regularly participating in silent residential retreats and training with mentors in many traditions. Kim follows the Five Precepts, the basic Buddhist code of ethical behavior, to guide her speech and actions.
Her background includes working as a hospice volunteer with MJHS, leading meditations at Zuccotti Park as a member of the Meditation Working Group of Occupy Wall Street, and training at Washington Square Institute. Based in New York City, Kim teaches at The Interdependence Project, (where she also serves as a Board Director), Mindful Astoria, and The Rubin Museum. She works with individuals, couples, and groups, and trains business leaders and teams to become more connected, kind, and resilient.