Omega faculty Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson is a meditation teacher, facilitator, coach, writer, and mother. She has practiced Buddhist meditation in the Insight lineage since her early 20s, and was authorized as an independent dharma teacher through Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s four-year retreat teacher training. Kate began facilitating organizational training and retreats after cofounding the Meditation Working Group at Occupy Wall Street. She later joined the faculty of MIT’s Presencing Institute, and went on to work at Buddhist Peace Fellowship, where she designed online programs integrating spiritual and political education and practice.

Kate is the author of the book Radical Friendship: Seven Ways to Love Yourself and Find Your People in an Unjust World. As a consultant and executive coach, she works with leaders and organizations committed to equity, sustainability, and wise relationships, using awareness-based and embodied practices to support communication, strategy, and culture. As a meditation teacher, she regularly offers courses and retreats integrating relational spirituality, social justice, somatics, and creativity. Kate also coaches a handful of dedicated meditation practitioners in private study to clarify and deepen their practice.