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Elesa Commerse

Founder, Touching Earth Mindfulness Learning Center
Elesa Commerse is the founder of Touching Earth Mindfulness Learning Center, in Evanston, where she develops and produces curricula, creates teaching tools and teaches teachers. As founder of National Meditation Month and the Willing to Listen initiative, Elesa helps people embrace the precious, fragile and fleeting nature of life. She leads several Deep Study® intensives, including one titled "Good Life…Good Death" that helps people: understand the death and dying process from Western medical and eastern philosophical perspectives; articulate and embrace their legacy; and come to terms with their mortality—all within a context of loving kindness and compassion.