Eric McCullum first discovered meditation in the early 1990’s. In 2005 he began practicing in the Vipassana tradition with Trudy Goodman and Insight LA. Eric has completed InsightLA’s one-year Mindfulness Facilitator Training Program. He is currently a member of InsightLA’s Board of Directors, the Teacher’s Council and is a member of the teacher development group. Eric teaches a variety of mindfulness classes including Essentials of Mindfulness, classes on Death and Dying, and the Dedicated Practitioners Program. He regularly leads groups at both Santa Monica and South Bay of Los Angeles locations and has taught classes and events for the University of Southern California, the Beach Cities Health District, the Redondo Beach School District, and corporate mindfulness events.
“Off the cushion” Eric places a strong emphasis on service work. From 1999-2001 he served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in the country of Vanuatu. He holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and has been a bereavement counselor and hospice bed side volunteer for over 10 years. Eric currently is principal of a structural engineering firm in the South Bay of Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and 2 children.