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Evan has been an Insight Meditation practitioner since 1995, is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center Dedicated Practitioners Program and the Sati Center's Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. He has taught Insight Meditation at 12-step retreats, sitting groups and occasionally as a Guest Teacher at Spirit Rock.

Evan served as the Executive Director of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center from 2000 to 2010. Evan has also been commissioned a Buddhist Ritual Minister by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is qualified to perform weddings, memorial services, Dharma blessings, etc. on Spirit Rock's behalf.

He has volunteered for many organizations including the United Farm Workers Union, the Gay Community AIDS Project, the Glide Foundation, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. His hobbies include woodworking, improving the fixer-upper house he and his husband Andrew share, hiking in beautiful places, spiritual and meditation retreats, and time with his two dogs. Evan and Andrew live in San Francisco where they were married in 2004 (and again in 2008!).

Evan's spiritual path and his teachings are informed by 12-step literature (since 1993), Buddhist Dharma (since 1995), and by the Diamond Heart tradition (since 2005).

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Email: Evan@BuddhistWedding.org

Phone: 415-518-5188

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