Ramona/Nosapocket Peters is a member of the Bear Clan of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. She was introduced to Vipassana meditation in Myanmar under the instruction of Sayadaw U Pandita in 1996. Nosapocket is also in gratitude to the major spiritual influences in her life from; Hale Kealohalai Makua Jr., (Hawaiian Kahuna of Kona), the Longhouse tradition of the Haunenosaunee, (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy), Thomas Yellowtail (Crow Medicine man and Sun Dance Chief Montana, eight Sequoya Shamans (Ecuador and Peru), the Nipponzan Myohoji (Buddhist Temples, Leverette, MA and Japan) and the Earth Mother.