Michael has practiced mindfulness meditation for the last 12 years, participating in retreats with Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Bhante Gunaratana, and many other skilled teachers. He’s taught various workshops, including workshops on intention, and introductory courses in mindfulness meditation. Michael has led the Discussion Group after Tara Brach's Wed night meditation class for the past four years, and currently manages 7 facilitators. He has been a mentor through Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) and for the Year of Living Mindfully (YLM) program led by Jonathan Foust. Michael has lead workshops for the YLMx community for the past two years. Michael will be graduating from the 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP) with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield in January 2021.