Chris has trained as a meditation teacher with the Interdependence Project and Journey Meditation, and is a Unified Mindfulness Level 2 Coach. In 2015, Chris completed a yearlong residency at Blue Cliff Monastery, a mindfulness practice center in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition. He has taught over 1500 classes in community groups and in the workplace, and has had the honor of co-teaching the Unified Mindfulness Pathways training program, helping to train others to teach mindfulness. Chris is also Lead Moderator for the Unified Mindfulness Group Coaching page. His main teachers have been Shinzen Young, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thanissara, Kittisaro, Byron Katie, and Rupert Spira. In addition to teaching meditation, Chris is a professional musician. Some of his other favorite things are spending time with loved ones, going to parks and coffee shops, art, political engagement, plant-based eating, and imagining a more wise and compassionate world.