Bonnie Duran is a core-teacher of the IMS Teacher Training Program, the SRMC Dedicated Practitioners Program and is on the SRMC Guiding Teachers Council. Bonnie teaches long and short retreats at IMS, Spirit Rock and in other communities, and is also involved in Native American spiritual practices and traditions. She is a contributor to Hilda Gutiérrez Baldoquin book, Dharma, Color and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism
and has written for the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Tricycle, and the Turning Wheel. Dr. Duran is a professor in the schools of social work and public health at the University of Washington. She is also on the leadership team at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute
. She has worked in public health research, evaluation and education among Tribes, Native Organizations and other communities of color for more than 35 years.