Annie Styron Leonard

Annie Styron Leonard

Annie Styron Leonard played an important role in the evolution of Integral Transformative Practice. A committed student of Los Angeles Zen Center’s abbot Maesumi Roshi, her practice was expressed in her energy and passion for her work throughout life. Annie worked alongside her husband and ITP co-founder, George Leonard, teaching workshops at Esalen and serving on the ITP Board of Directors. 

Annie led a dynamic life. After receiving her BA from Columbia University in New York City, she worked as a curator for French & Company then later as the Publicity Director for the Guggenheim Museum in New York. 

She moved to Northern California and worked at The Whole Earth Catalog and also played an integral role in her association with The Briarpatch, a network of businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area who believed in helping each other, sharing business know-how and being open with financial records. A black belt in aikido and a celebrated fiber artist, she also studied at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and the College of Marin.

ITPI Newsletter Articles - Summer 2022

Our potential for realizing extraordinary capacities for personal and social transformation This third issue of our 2022 quarterly newsletter centers on the theme of our potential for realizing extraordinary capacities for personal and social transformation.

ITPI Practice Resources for Lasting Change - March 2020

Changing The World By Changing Your Own Heart – In this month's newsletter, we share inspiration for integrating this service element into your daily practice and offer a sense of hope in what feels like very dark times. Each of us has the potential to create a positive ripple effect, often by just being present and listening deeply to each other. As an anonymous, but very wise person reminds us, "In a world where you can be anything, be kind."