Resident Dharma Teacher

Terry Cortés-Vega

Terry Cortés-Vega began her training in mindfulness in 1998 with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and in 2012 she was ordained as a Dharmacharya, Dharma Teacher in his Order of Interbeing.

She teaches in the United States and Mexico—both in-person and online. Terry has been described as an “insightful, heartfelt and creative” teacher of the Dharma whose talks are “humorous and relatable, simple yet profound.”

For more than 30 years, Terry has led a weekly meditation/mindfulness/yoga and/or Buddhist studies class in various jails and prisons. For more than 40 years she has owned and directed a summer program for gifted youngsters which was born of Terry’s experience as an award-winning teacher in K-12 public education.

Terry is happily married to Gustavo Cortés-Vega. They live in the country with their old goat Caroline, some horses, chickens, too many cats, a fat polka-dot pig, and various wild critters. They have children and grandchildren in Texas and Mexico.

You can view Terry’s teaching schedule here.