Hello and welcome! My name is Deborah, and I spend some of my time sharing meditation instructions and Buddhist teachings. I live in the Washington, DC area and am a long-time meditator.

Deborah Ratner Helzer


I teach classes locally through the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW).

I am planning an online introductory class series for fall 2021. Check back for details later in the summer.


I usually help lead a couple of retreats each year at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in central Massachussetts. My next one will be held online from Aug. 5-9, 2021

I also often spend a month during the summer teaching at the Forest Refuge, IMS's long-term practice center. I am scheduled to be there in July 2022.


Some of my dharma talks and instructions from past retreats are available at Dharmaseed, which is a fabulous resource for recordings from a broad range of insight meditation teachers.


yogideb AT mac DOT com

May you be safe, may you be healthy, may you find true peace and happiness!