Hugh Byrne is a guiding teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. Hugh has practiced Buddhist Insight Meditation for twenty-five years and has been teaching meditation since 2000, teaching classes, retreats and workshops in the Washington area and in the U.S. and abroad. He is a cofounder of the Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship, the Mindfulness Training Institute of Washington and the Meditation Teacher Training Institute.
The path to alleviating the suffering of the world leads through the gateway of meeting our own suffering with compassion. When we open fully to our own suffering, we transmute it into compassion and it can move through us into the world.