Meditation and Dharma Teacher

Mentoring for Transformation and Awakening

Go Beyond Books, Apps, and Youtube Videos

A path of integral dharma is greatly supported by wonderful books, meditation apps, and Youtube videos. I enthusiastically offer many of my own to those I support.

But awakening is for living. And life is dynamically changing and evolving.

Working with a teacher embraces the unfolding of life through relationship, and both teacher and student are transformed by the process in real-time. Awakening becomes real. The path comes to life. Practice becomes relevant.

As a teacher, what I provide students is not simply my knowledge and experiences, but my presence, curiosity, and engagement with who you are in this moment. It’s through our shared presence that meaningful exploration and powerful insight can arise in the space of relationship.

If you’re looking for this support, schedule an intro session to see if we’re a fit.

Who I support:

Open to all, no matter what your life and path looks like. All levels and types of practitioners welcomed, whether you’re a newbie, an urban yogi, super parent, business executive, solopreneuer, or an ex-monk. Of particular interest to me are supporting folks on a path of integral dharma that includes your whole life in your awakening.

My Lineages:

Buddhist Geeks, The Realization Process, Integral Dharma, Dzogchen.

Big areas in which we can explore:

  • Waking up in life as spontaneous presence.
    Realizing yourself and others as already whole, spacious, luminous, inextricably interconnected with everyone and everything right from the start.
  • Healing from fragmentation to wholeness.
    Liberating constricting patterns resulting from pain in your past that limits your embodied presence and connection in your daily life.
  • Maturing in fullness to meet the complexity, demands, and richness of our lives.
    Making sense of the evolving nature of modern and post-modern life, meeting the challenges of personal and collective crises.
  • Enacting transformation in your life and how you show up.
    To love in action, to work in wisdom, to serve in whatever ways you are called, for your loved ones, for your communities and the planet.

Read more about working together privately, pathways we can explore, and how private sessions work

Dharma Talks, Guided Meditations

Explore the media library for talks, meditations, and guides

Current Trainings and Practice Groups

Led or Co-Led by Ryan Oelke.

Past Trainings and Retreats

Led or Co-Led by Ryan Oelke.


“I’ve practiced for nearly 15 years with a number of teachers, and, to me, Ryan’s one of the best. Open. Playful. Caring. Sharp. Modern, yet informed by tradition. With his help, I bounced back from a darkness that had left me stagnant and dispirited for months. Together, we investigated its causes, created an integrated, targeted plan-of-action, and acted. Thanks to him, I got my contemplative life out of the mire and onto the next level. He’s the real-deal in geek chic.”

Private Student

“I was very fortunate to be on Ryan’s Awareness Meditation training. He is very knowledgeable, kind and gentle. He made me feel very comfortable and it was very easy to learn from him such a complex and advanced topic. I would recommend his classes to anyone looking for deepening their meditation practice”

Agenor Castro

Support for diving deeply in your life and practice