Larissa Kitenko, the founder of The Easton Meditation Group, is a longtime practitioner of Insight Meditation. Larissa studies and practices Buddhism in the Theravadan tradition and has completed the Community Dharma Leader Study Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. She considers Mary Grace Orr of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Tara Brach, PhD, of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC, to be her guiding teachers. Larissa has been teaching mindfulness meditation throughout the Eastern Shore for many years. She is also an Associate Chaplain for Shore Health System, Easton, Maryland.