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Eve Decker, is an accomplished teacher of the dharma, and a nationally known musician. She teaches retreats, daylongs, and gives talks, with a special focus on self love and the Brahma Viharas (‘The Divine Abodes – lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equanimity). Eve also leads small groups and coaches people one-on-one in methods to increase well being and self acceptance. She co-founded, played, recorded and toured with the feminist folk trio Rebecca Riots from 1993 until 2009 (with some years off while a band member had a baby). Rebecca Riots was dubbed “Best Band with a Conscience” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, toured the country multiple times, released five CDs, and played stages ranging from the Vancouver Folk Festival, the Bumbershoot Festival in Washington, the Knitting Factory in NYC, colleges across the nation, and dozens of sold out shows at Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage Coffee House. READ MORE

Eve Decker has a great big heart, writes a wise and witty lyric, and has a voice that carries with it our deepest longings and fulfillment. She is one of the true artists of our new Western dharma (spiritual movement). Wes Nisker, Buddhist meditation teacher, author, radio commentator and performer. His bestselling books include Essential Crazy Wisdom; The Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby Boom; and Buddha’s Nature. He is also the founder and co-editor of the Buddhist journal “Inquiring Mind.”

Eve Decker wonderfully weaves together her deep and alive dharma practice and her beautifully crafted and energizing music, all for the joy, inspiration, and benefit of many, many beings. Donald Rothberg, teacher for Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. He also taught socially engaged spirituality, Buddhism, and transpersonal psychology at Saybrook Graduate School and is the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World.

Listening to Eve’s songs are often just what I need to remind myself of the truth inside. They’ve been a big part of my daily life practice to inspire and open my heart. I love Eve Decker’s music! James Baraz, founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and meditation teacher since 1978. James conceived, and has taught, the Awakening Joy course since 2003. At Spirit Rock, in addition to leading retreats, he coordinates the Community Dharma Leader program, and is the teacher-advisor to the Spirit Rock Family and Teen program and the Kalyana Mitta (Spiritual Friends) Network. James serves on the International Advisory Board of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.

The Buddhist list of paramis (aspects of a contented heart) are ten beautiful qualities born in any human heart when wisdom and compassion join together. And when they join in the heart of a musician as gifted as Eve Decker, this beauty comes out through beautiful music. It is wonderful to listen to these songs and to be reminded of the best of human qualities. Gil Fronsdal, guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center (IMC) of Redwood City, California