Linda Feldstein, B.A., M.A., Grad. Dip. Gestalt Psychotherapy (Australia), began practicing meditation as a Zen student 45 years ago and continued in that tradition for twenty years. Following her Zen training, she studied and practiced in the Tibetan tradition under the guidance of several accomplished teachers who introduced her to both Mahamudra and Dzogchen practices. After over two years in continuous retreat, Linda and her husband had the opportunity to meet and begin practicing with Dr. Dan Brown in the Pointing Out Way. As a result, Dr. Brown has conducted several Australian retreats and has an active Australian sangha.
Linda has lived in Sydney, Australia for the past 20 years where she maintains a private psychotherapy practice. In Sydney, Linda worked as Primary Therapist at a private psychiatric hospital for five years in addition her psychotherapy practice. She is a member of the faculty of The Gestalt Therapy Institute of Sydney (now, The Relational Institute Australia). She also trains at The Centre for Community Welfare Training (CCWT).
Prior to moving to Australia, Linda established and coordinated Project Resolve – a program which assisted women in the US prison system to return to their communities upon release. She spent eleven years working, under the provision of state and local grants, in a local correctional facility in upstate New York . She also taught at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY.
Linda now divides her time between 2 continents, Australia and the US – where she calls upstate NY home.