Christina Feldman is the co-founder and patron of Gaia House. She has been leading insight meditation retreats worldwide since 1976. She is the co-founder of Bodhi College and a guiding teacher emeritus of the Insight Meditation Society, Massachusetts. Her books include Woman awake, The way of meditation, Silence, Compassion and The Buddhist path to simplicity. Her most recent book Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology is written with Willem Kuyken.