Diana Gould leads the Thursday night sitting group at InsightLA, and is the guiding teacher for Dharma Alliance, a mindfulness meditation group at InsightLA for the LGBTQI community. She has been a meditator for 35 years, practicing Insight meditation for 20. She graduated from the Community Dharma Leader Training at Spirit Rock, was trained as a facilitator at the Vipassana Support Institute, and is part of the Teacher Development group at InsightLA, under the guidance of founder Trudy Goodman. She completed Buddhist Chaplaincy training at the Sati Institute, and works as a spiritual care volunteer with Vitas Hospice, where she was named Volunteer of the Year in 2011. She graduated from UCLA Film School and received an MFA from the Bennington Writers Program. As a television writer and producer, her credits include pilots, episodes, movies and miniseries for network and cable. Her first novel, Coldwater will be published in April 2013 by Gibraltar Road.