Spence is founder and teacher of Anattasati Magga, Inc., a Zen Buddhist sangha for lay practice. Spence began lay training in 1977 and entered priest training at Vichara Bodhiyana Monastery in California.
She completed a master of science in psychology in 2001, and is the author of two books: “The Tibetan Book of the Dead: An Adaptation for Reading Aloud to the Dead,” and “Back to Basics: An Awareness Primer.” Spence also has a private counseling practice and facilitates personal-growth groups through InnerVision.
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