Chris DiMeglio

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Certified UM Trainer/Teacher

Chris DiMeglio is a certified Unified Mindfulness Teacher and has trained extensively as a meditation teacher with Unified Mindfulness, the Interdependence Project, and Journey Meditation. Over the course of many short and long intensive practice periods, he has cumulatively spent nearly two years on meditation retreat, including a yearlong program at Blue Cliff Monastery, a mindfulness practice center in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition. His main teachers have been Thich Nhat Hanh, Shinzen Young, Thanissara, Kittisaro, Byron Katie, and Rupert Spira.


Chris has taught over 2000 classes in community groups and in the workplace; he has had the honor of co-teaching a weeklong meditation retreat alongside Shinzen Young; and he has been a co-teacher for the Unified Mindfulness Pathways training program, helping to train others to teach mindfulness.

People who work with Chris describe him as patient and genuinely caring. They report feeling more ease, openness, peace, and confidence as a result of his guidance. As a guide, as well as in his personal practice, Chris is especially passionate about the joy of meditation, the process of discovering what’s deeply true in direct experience, demystifying traditional teachings, and balancing the development of deep self-understanding with the warmth of compassion.


In addition to teaching meditation, Chris is a professional musician. Some of his other favorite things are spending time with loved ones, building community, going to parks and coffee shops, art, political engagement, plant-based eating, and imagining a more wise and compassionate world.