An Insight Meditation practitioner since 1995, Evan Kavanagh is a graduate of the Spirit Rock 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. In these leadership roles he is mentored by Mary Grace Orr, a senior Spirit Rock Teacher.
Evan served as the Executive Director of Spirit Rock Meditation Center from 2000 to 2010. In his capacity as Spirit Rock’s first Ritual Minister, he has performed both weddings and memorials. 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). He brings all of these rich traditions, his Buddhist presence, and his Christian upbringing to this important work.
Evan’s other activities 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!).
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