Stephanie Noble is an insight meditation teacher in San Rafael, CA. She has been teaching this most secular form of Buddhism for ten years, leading a women's group. She is also a guest teacher for Rick Hanson, PhD. She blogs her weekly talks on applying the Buddha's wisdom to modern life challenges. Stephanie's poetry has been published in such journals as The Buddhist Poetry Review, Light of Consciousness Magazine and The Mindful Word. She is the author of 'Tapping the Wisdom Within, A Guide to Joyous Living' which she wrote from her own in-depth experience with meditation before discovering how the teachings of the Buddha were perfectly aligned with she had discovered for herself. She has been a long time student, class manager, substitute teacher and retreatant at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She is a member of the Buddhist Insight Network of teachers and dharma leaders.