Justin Whitaker is the co-founder of GuideFul and Chief Mindfulness Coach. Justin has gained a wealth of practical experience with mindfulness meditation in London; Washington D.C.; Montana; Bodh Gaya, India; and Bristol, UK and has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Ethics.
Justin has been a student of the Dalai Lama, Soto Zen community, Vipassana, Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, Lin-chi Chan (Rinzai Zen), and teachers focusing on Samatha (calming) practices. As an interfaith educator, Justin has also studied and practiced with Hindu, Catholic, and Muslim communities as well as secular/humanist contemplatives.
Justin has been teaching mindfulness since 2003.
"In terms of all practices, I have seen evidence that all ‘work’ to some extent in the lives of most practitioners. None is a magic bullet and none is intrinsically superior to any of the others. In any person there should be a mix of ‘finding what works for you’ and allowing yourself to be changed by the practice. But none will work if isolated from developing a good moral life, good friends to help along the way, and an abiding curiosity about and understanding of the world as a whole."
- Justin Whitaker
Justin's writings can be found at American Buddhist Perspectives and our GuideFul blog
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