Vinny Ferraro

Bio/Booking

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Vinny Ferraro...

has been a practitioner of insight meditation (vipassanā) since the mid 90s. He is a co-Founder of the Dharma Punx and he’s been the Guiding Teacher of a Sangha in San Francisco for 15 years. He is also a nationally recognized leader in designing and implementing interventions for at-risk adolescents and is a Senior Trainer for Mindful Schools. In 1987, he was introduced to Service work and began leading groups for incarcerated populations. In 2001, he began teaching for Challenge Day, a nationally recognized, social & emotional learning program, eventually becoming their Director of Training and leading workshops for over 110,000 youth on four continents.

Vinny is also a board member and former Training Director of the Mind Body Awareness Project and is the principle author of MBA’s mindfulness-based curriculum for incarcerated youth. His focus continues to be delivering direct services to folks that have limited access.

He has been trained and empowered by Spirit Rock/IMS and he doesn’t like talking about himself in the 3rd person.

Why We're Hardwired to Armor Our Hearts | Mindful Magazine | Oct. 2016

In The Heat of The Moment | Mindful Magazine | Oct. 2015

Speaking Inquiries

Please note that I get a lot of email and generally cannot respond to general requests for information or advice. For speaking inquires, it is really helpful to have as many details up front as possible (i.e., who the audience is, how many of them there are, your budget range, etc.). I'll go speak in prisons for free for the rest of my life, but please do not ask me to do conferences, corporate retreats or other similar events for little or no money.

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