Lauren Silver has been practicing vipassana meditation since 2004. She studies with both Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella; one of her primary interests is the integration of formal practice with daily life. Lauren teaches the basic instruction class at IMC, helps with programs for children and families, and coordinates Andrea's ongoing Daily Life Practice group. She has a PhD in developmental psychology and has worked as an educator in schools and museums for over 20 years. She considers her daughter to be her most important inspiration for practice.