BART VAN MELIK
Bart has been teaching personal meditation and Insight Dialogue since 2009, with a specific focus on working with diverse populations. He is a senior teacher for Lineage Project, delivering programs to youth who are in secure detention, homeless, suspended from school, and in high needs public schools. In addition to his work with Lineage Project, he teaches through New York Insight Mediation Center, Metta Foundation, and Nalanda Institute. He also teaches meditation at a VA hospital, and at NYPL branches.
Bart is a graduate of both the Spirit Rock/IMS Teacher Training, and the Community Dharma Leader Program. His mentors are Joseph Goldstein, Carol Wilson, Gregory Kramer, and his son Lou. Bart holds an MA in Psychology of Culture and Religion from Nijmegen University in The Netherlands. His passion is supporting people to discover how they can find new ways to relate to the stress created by our life circumstances.