Tucker is a meditation teacher and Clinical Psychologist. He studied meditation with Sharon Salzberg and then with Upasaka Culadasa. He is the founding director of the Open Dharma Foundation, a scholarship fund for meditation retreats.  He lives in Alameda, California, an island in the San Francisco Bay. You can read more about Tucker here.

“Tucker Peck is both bright and wise. He has a great talent for taking classical psychotherapeutic and meditative insights and making them real for our time and concerns. He is also a lot of fun.”

Sharon Salzberg, New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness

“My old friend Tucker Peck combines in one person the best of two worlds. As a scientist, his presentations are precise and respectful of the beautiful complexities of the subject matter. But also as a human being, he’s very real about manifesting his personality–sharing challenges as well as breakthroughs.”

Shinzen Young, Author of The Science of Enlightenment

“Tucker has spent many years studying Buddhism and practicing meditation, and he relays his deep knowledge of these subjects in a way that is both relatable and funny. As a teacher, he is able to maintain a pragmatic approach to the path while still honoring Buddhist tradition, threading the needle between these world views without being dry or dogmatic. Tucker is not afraid to speak his mind, but is always very diplomatic in his approach and will always have a kind word for those who need it. His fun and light teaching method resonates well with his students.”

Upasaka Culadasa, bestselling author of The Mind Illuminated

“Only connect – it sustains our lives. What do we look for in a fine meditation teacher? Real wisdom that springs from the real experience of facing hardship. Authentic compassion. A good brain. A way with words that reaches our minds and hearts. And abundant humor. (That one isn’t necessary, but it sure helps.) Tucker Peck has these qualities and more. But above all he can connect. And through connection Tucker instructs and inspires, a spiritual friend who can help to sustain us along the Great Way of freedom that is sometimes easy and sometimes hard.”

Eric Kolvig, longtime IMS dharma teacher