Larry Dawalt began his study of the Dharma and meditation in 2012, developing a specific interest in Vipassana and the application of mindfulness principles in end-of-life care. He was one of 12 Sangha members who completed IMCC’s first year-long Dharma Study Practice Program in 2018 and is currently one of five members of IMCC’s Dharma Leader Training Program.
Professionally, he is Senior Director of Spiritual and Grief Care Services for Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region. As an invited speaker, Larry has addressed national, regional, and local organizations on topics dealing with spirituality, comparative religion, compassionate communication, end-of-life care, and grief.
Larry is a Board Certified Chaplain and has received the designation Certified in Thanatology from the Association of Death Educators and Counselors. In 2018, he received the Professional of the Year Award from the North Carolina Association for Home and Hospice Care.
He is a father of three and grandfather of three and lives with his spouse Joanne and Labradoodle Cam in the Cotswold neighborhood.