Caverly Morgan has been devoted to Zen Awareness Practice for the last seventeen years, during eight of which she lived and trained at a silent Zen Monastery. She is the founder and director of One House of Peace, a nonprofit organization that began as a small meditation center in Sacramento, CA, and has recently expanded into Portland, OR, where Caverly maintains her own spiritual practice while offering the gift of practice to others.
Caverly currently teaches workshops and leads retreats throughout the country, including regular workshops in Portland, Sacramento, and Charlottesville, VA. Caverly also sees clients, who wish to bring a practice of consciousness into their lives and/or deepen their spiritual pathway, on an individual basis. In working with students, she is known for addressing the questioner, not merely the question. Her unique combination of humor and clarity, along with her unwavering commitment to consciousness, provide the foundation for the work of transformation that she practices and offers to the world.
Caverly’s experience as a monk informs her work’s focus on being present, aware, and disciplined. Her training with the Center for Self-Teaching has expanded her practice and teaching to include emphasis on the energetic system.
The two years Caverly spent as a CORE Fellow at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina has had a similar impact on her practice and her work. Her recent collaboration with Paulus Berensohn and the faculty at Penland – the “Slow and Savor: Mindfulness and Service in the Craft Arts” six-day retreat in March at Penland – exemplifies Caverly’s interest in using craft as a vehicle for Awareness Practice.
Caverly has also been deeply influenced by her experience working with children and people with special needs. Over the last twenty-two years, she has taught in Waldorf, public, private, and charter schools. She has lived and worked at Innisfree Village, was the assistant director to the Short Center Repertory (a theatre company for people with disabilities), and served D.D.S.O. (Developmental Disabilities Service Organization).
Caverly’s teachings through One House of Peace have been featured on Access Sacramento, Real Life with Jennifer Till, and the Sacramento News and Review. She has been published in ‘Lilipoh:’ Fall, 2011. Along with offering a daily schedule of meditation and twice weekly classes at the original location for One House of Peace, she has facilitated meditation classes in yoga studios, has taught Awareness Practice workshops in college and high school classrooms, health clubs, and in the corporate setting. Currently, Caverly is offering a weekly meditation class at Shakti House as well private consultations at Big Yoga Yoga and The DAYA Foundation and regular, recurring workshops through The DAYA Foundation, Shakti House, and Yoga Shala in Portland.