Dr. Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John
Dr. Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John, M.A (hon.doc) is a public speaker and master trainer in the field of conflict transformation, leadership and mindfulness. They are a senior teacher in the Triratna Buddhist Community and one of the leading African descent voices in the field of mindfulness for addiction. They are the award-winning author of 10 books, and the co-author and co-founder of Eight Step Recovery: Using The Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction
. The chairperson of the Triratna Vancouver Buddhist Centre in British Columbia, Canada, Vimalasara leads and co-leads retreats both nationally and internationally.