Joan has roots in both Zen and Advaita, but she belongs to no formal tradition. Her bare-bones approach is simple, direct and down-to-earth. She points beyond concepts and beliefs to the immediacy of direct knowing and being and the simplicity of what is. Joan is the author of Nothing to Grasp; Painting the Sidewalk with Water: Talks and Dialogs about Nonduality; Awake in the Heartland: The Ecstasy of What Is; and Bare-Bones Meditation: Waking Up from the Story of My Life. Joan has been offering meetings about non-duality since 1996. She is currently working on a book about aging and dying. www.joantollifson.com.