Louije is a genderqueer, Korean-American dharma practitioner based in Oakland. In 2012, they completed East Bay Meditation Center’s (EBMC) Commit to Dharma program. Louije is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s most recent iterations of the Dedicated Practitioner Program (DPP5) and Community Dharma Leader Program (CDL5). For the past two years, Louije has been happily teaching at EBMC, leading practice groups, events and daylongs, and was part of the leadership committees for Teen Sangha and Alphabet (LGBTQ) Sangha. Louije started their practice in 2008 and has been participating in residential retreats since 2010. They have sat three long retreat periods (one and three months), participated in Metta Retreats, and recently participated in Ven. Analayo’s Satipatthana retreat. They are committing most of 2018 to silent and community practice.