Oct 8, 2019
Mari Weiss is a native of Chicago where, after receiving an M.F.A. in Theatre, she worked with such companies as Steppenwolf, Court Theatre, and The Annoyance where she originated the role of Alice in the cult hit "The Real Live Brady Bunch", performing it in New York and Los Angeles where she stayed (not just for the weather).In L.A. she's worked in all areas of the business from stage to in front of the camera and behind the mic. As a Voice-Over artist, she's done hundreds of commercials including campaigns for such brands as McDonald's, Chrysler, Blue Cross, Yoplait, to name a few.She has performed her original work for Comedy Central's Sit 'N Spin, Rogue Machine's Rant & Rave, 15 Minutes of FEM, and as a member of the The Quarterly Report at such venues as Highways and Fake Gallery. Her poetry has appeared in the anthology MO+TH and is part of the collection Big City Mantra from Bombshelter Press.
Pema Chodron is an American Tibetan Buddhist. Pema is an ordained nun, acharya and disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Pema has written several dozen books and audiobooks and is a principal teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada. And one of my favorite teachers ever!