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Teachers

Christopher Crotty

Chris Crotty, M.A., is a Buddhist teacher and pastoral counselor. He was authorized to teach in the western insight (vipassana) tradition in 2015, and in 2016 was encouraged to teach vipassana and metta by the Venerable Sayadaw U Indaka (Chanmyay Myaing, Myanmar). Chris’s teaching combines Theravada Buddhism’s emphasis on insight and ethics with the Mahayana ideal of compassionate action, along with the synthesis of practice and study. He is particularly interested in the roles of transparency and vulnerability in teaching the dharma effectively, and in how the principles of integrity and kindness form the basis of caring communities. Chris is the guiding teacher at Boston Meditation Center, currently on the teaching faculty at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and an active member of the Center for Spiritual Care & Pastoral Formation. Chris has taught at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health’s Institute for Integrated Leadership, the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA, and was active in yoga research with Kripalu Center’s Institute for Extraordinary Living and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was an adjunct professor in Wellness & Alternative Medicine at Johnson State College, a Hospice caregiver through Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, and for Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) he taught retreats and managed the development of iBme’s Mindfulness Teacher Training program. As a visiting lecturer Chris has presented at Endicott College’s nursing program, Tufts University, and Lewis & Clark College; he holds a Masters degree in Ecopsychology, Sustainable Leadership, and Buddhist Practice.