Kim Allen began meditating in 2003, seeking both a path out of suffering and the deeper truths of life. She trained for many years with her principal teacher, Gil Fronsdal, as well as Theravādan monastics and teachers of other Buddhist traditions. Her path has included long retreat, study of the suttas, and practice in Asia, and she now lives as a lay contemplative. Kim serves as a teacher and author dedicated to offering classical Dharma in a modern context. Her education includes a PhD in physics and a master’s degree in environmental sustainability. Her website is