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Sarah Doering (1926 - 2018)

Sarah (Cowles) Doering, 92, of Amherst, Massachusetts, died peacefully at Hospice of the Fisher Home, in Amherst, on November 16, 2018, after a period of declining health. A spiritual guide, meditation teacher, and philanthropist, Sarah played an instrumental role in helping Buddhism take root in the U.S. Through teaching, counsel, and financial support, she played a key role in strengthening – and, in some cases, founding – several flourishing Buddhist centers that have become a spiritual home to thousands of seekers. Thanks in part to her efforts, vipassana (Buddhist Insight meditation) has become an important element in contemporary American Buddhism. Sarah (Cowles) Doering was born on

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