Yeshe Clarke, MSW, LCSW-C
Yeshe is a cofounder of the Windhorse Institute and Community. She is a teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, senior teacher at the Baltimore Shambhala Center, and teaches Karuna Training, a two year non-professional course in Buddhist Psychology. She founded and leads a mindful parenting program exploring parenting as a path of practice. Yeshe was raised in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and has completed many advanced group retreats and solitary retreats. She became an authorized meditation instructor in 1996 and was authorized as a teacher in 2011.
Yeshe completed a three year cycle of Karuna Training in 2004 through the Upaya Institute, holds a Master's in Social Work from New York University, and is a licensed clinical social worker. Having been certified in Thanatology, she has shown expertise in working with the dying and bereaved. She also has developed retreats and workshops for bereaved and presented at the Association for Death Education and Counseling's annual conference. Her psychotherapy practice primarily utilizes Buddhist psychology as well as Attachment and Family Systems and Client Centered Psychotherapy. She draws on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Non-Violent Communication. In addition to her private practice, Yeshe has worked with holocaust victims at the Nazi Victim Program in NYC, families and children in crisis in Baltimore City, and dying and bereaved in hospice.
Yeshe is dedicated to creating an environment where people feel safe to genuinely open and authentically connect with themselves, each other, and community.