Ruth King has practiced vipassana since 1992 and teaches at insight communities nationwide. She is a guiding teacher at Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC, and founder of Mindful Members Insight Meditation Community in Charlotte, NC. She is on the Teacher’s Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Ruth has a special interest in mindfulness, transforming racism, and the Bodhisattva path.
Often referred to as a heart activist, trainer of trainers, and consultant to consultants, Ruth designed and teaches nationwide the Mindful of Race Training program, which blends mindfulness principles with an exploration of our racial conditioning, its impact, and our potential. She is the author of several books, including Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible, Cultivating Calm in Chaos, Mindful Approaches to Cultural Competency, and her most recent publication Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out.
In former years, Ruth managed leadership training and organizational development divisions at Levi Strauss and Intel corporations, specializing in culture change and diversity initiatives, including the behavioral implications of mergers and acquisitions.
An African American elder and native Californian, having lived over 25 years in the Bay Area, Ruth currently lives in Charlotte, NC, with wife, Dr. Barbara Riley, and cat, Mr. Socks.