Richard Shankman has been a meditator since 1970, and teaches at Dharma centers and groups internationally. He is guiding teacher of the Metta Dharma Foundation, and cofounder of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies and of Mindful Schools. He practices and teaches meditation that integrates compassion, mindfulness, concentration and insight as one path of practice. Richard is the author of The Art and Skill of Buddhist Meditation and The Experience of Samadhi.
Reflecting on our deepest aspirations. Bringing mindfulness into our life is where the rubber meets the road. The moment you realize you are not present, you are! There may come a time when you come to know that all that comes up in your life is the practice.