Leeza Edwards’ clear purpose is to serve from a perspective of peace, compassion and unconditional love. She’s been teaching about awareness and peace since 2007 to those who have found a readiness to question the uninvestigated thoughts that cause suffering. Born and raised south of Atlanta, Ga, she’s lived on the west coast since 2005. Her profound teachings and community activities are incredibly healing. Whether it’s meditating with people who are homeless in a San Francisco park or offering spiritual guidance for a friend who’s dying, Leeza seems to have boundless patience in encouraging us in opening up to peace.
Leeza’s inspiring invitation is to ’embrace the tenderness of life, knowing yourself as the love you had previously sought.’ She mostly teaches in the Pacific Northwest, where she is supported by community.
A grassroots movement called Embodied Peace was formed to bring her message of peace to youth, educational institutions and dialogues on the social issues of the day.
Though Leeza isn’t an Advaita (non-dual) teacher in the traditional sense, what she offers is identical to this ancient teaching. Which she had come to understand experientially at the age of 40. What she offers in her guidance, teaching and mentorship is a perfect reflection of how she lives.
As she puts it, “I can tell you how incredibly at peace I’ve been for what seems to be years. Which is a clumsy way of saying how I am peacefully Now, with this experience.”
It was in that dark night of the soul where, in the blink of an eye, the egoic mind yielded to love. It is this love that drives all action.