Cheryl King first encountered meditation in 1990 as an undergraduate student at SMU and she was hooked. Not long after that she made her first trip to Thailand for a cultural immersion. A lifelong student and longtime teacher, Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religious Studies and a Masters in British Literature from Southern Methodist University. She teaches Literature at Richland College and is working on her MBSR certification. She finds passion and purpose in practicing ways to greater sustain a connection to self and each another.