Kristina Baré, M.Sc., was introduced to Buddhist meditation as a young child by her father who teaches in the Zen Buddhist tradition. She has practiced in the Insight meditation tradition since 2009. After six months of silent retreat practice in 2019/2020, she was invited into a four-year dharma teacher training process by her primary teacher, Marcia Rose. Kristina is currently being mentored by Marcia, and other Insight meditation teachers, to teach retreats in the Vipassana tradition.
Kristina has a special interest in supporting meditation students wishing to cultivate focused attention and tranquility as a support for deepening insight. In the last few years she has trained in the Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw tradition with a focus on anapanasati, the brahma-viharas and mindfulness of the body.
Kristina grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she trained as a clinical psychologist and as a Somatic Experiencing practitioner. She is also a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist. She now lives in Victoria, BC, Canada, from where she offers dharma support, therapy and supervision via zoom to students and clients in Europe and North America.