Kate Johnson is a meditation teacher, facilitator, writer and mother. Kate has practiced Theravada Buddhism in the Western Insight lineage since her early 20’s, has participated in many multi-month retreats and multi-year teacher trainings, and was authorized in 2020 through Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s four-year retreat teacher training, under the leadership of Gina Sharpe, Larry Yang and Lila Kate Wheeler. Kate began facilitating organizational training and retreats after co-founding the Meditation Working Group at Occupy Wall Street in 2011. She later joined the faculty of MIT’s Presencing Institute, and went on to consult with leaders and organizations committed to equity, sustainability, and the practice of wise relationship, using awareness-based and embodied practices to support communication, strategy, and relational culture. Currently, Kate is enjoying serving engaged Buddhists and activists as the Co-Director of Programs and Partnerships at Buddhist Peace Fellowship. She holds a BFA in Modern Dance from the Alvin Ailey School/Fordham University and MA in Performance Studies from NYU. She is the author of the book Radical Friendship: Seven Ways to Love Yourself and Find Your People in an Unjust World. In her off hours, she can be found exploring Philly with her kids, sipping tea with friends, and looking for all manner of good trouble.