Kamala Masters is one of the founders and teachers of the Vipassana Metta Foundation on Maui, where she is currently developing Ho'omalamalama, a sanctuary-hermitage for long-term meditation practice (www.vipassanametta.org). She teaches retreats in the Theravada tradition at venues worldwide, including being a core teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. Practicing since 1975, Kamala’s teachers have been the late Anagarika Munindra of India and Sayadaw U Pandita of Burma, with whom she continues to practice. Kamala has a commitment to carrying and offering the purity of the teachings of the Buddha in a way that touches our commonsense and compassion as human beings, and allows the natural inner growth of wisdom. She lives on Maui where she raised four children, and is now blessed with five grandchildren.