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Andrew Chaikin

Andrew Chaikin has practiced in the Theravada tradition since 2001. He has taught dharma, meditation and mindfulness in many settings: the wilderness, prisons, corporations, even the U.S. Congress. He is passionate about bringing heart-based wisdom into everyday life.

He leads a weekly sitting group in San Francisco called Heart Camp, and has worked with adults, teens and kids at Spirit Rock and IMC. He is the Coordinating Teacher of the meditation and yoga program at the San Francisco County Jail - part of an award-winning restorative justice program. He has toured the world as musician Kid Beyond, bringing ancient wisdom into modern rock and electronic music.

Andrew is a Spirit Rock-authorized Community Dharma Leader, a graduate of their Dedicated Practitioners Program - and a certified teacher of Search Inside Yourself, the mindful leadership course born at Google. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University in Providence, RI.

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