Zeida Rothman has been practicing meditation globally for over 40 years. Her first teacher was Nisargadatta Maharaj in Bombay, India, where deep seeds of reality where planted. In 1983, she ordained as a Monastic Nun in the Burmese Buddhist tradition. She has sat 15 three month silent retreats at monasteries and meditation centers around the world.
In 2000 Zeida met spiritual teacher Adyashanti and shortly after he suggested she share the Dharma with others. Since then she has been offering weekly ongoing small groups in Berkeley, supporting those who are truly committed to seeing the nature of our suffering and the Liberation and Awakening from that suffering through Non-Dual Meditation and Inquiry.
Nisargadatta Maharaj—Zeida’s first teacher with whom she received the teachings in Bombay.
It is here that “the seeds were planted” in Advaita Vedanta (Non-Dual teachings)
Ramana Maharshi—with deep gratitude for this Master teacher of Advaita Vedanta
Venerable U Pandita Sayadaw—Zeida’s meditation teacher in Rangoon, Burma,
who has bestowed the richest gift one could receive
Zeida receiving the teachings from
Venerable U Pandita Sayadaw at the Mahasi Monastery in Burma
Ajahn Sumedho and Monks —who have graciously passed on the Dharma
Ajahn Amaro and Monks—coming from England to California to set up a Monastic Center
Adayshanti with Zeida —a dear teacher and friend who asked her to share the Dharma