On Friday, July 24th we were honored to welcome down-to-earth Buddhist teacher and author of How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, Devon Hase.

Devon carried us through a fascinating conversation about meditation, Buddhism, embodiment and more with studio BE mindfulness teacher Sarah Jane Shangraw.

In case you missed it, you can watch our whole conversation here:

Devon Hase began intensive meditation training in 2000. After spending a decade teaching English and social studies in high school and college classrooms, she entered a two-year period of retreat. She has studied at monasteries in Nepal and India, and practices in the Insight and Vajrayana traditions.

Currently, Devon teaches at the Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, and throughout North America and Europe. She also mentors dharma practitioners online, is a mentor in Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, and teaches on the Ten Percent Happier and Simple Habit apps.

Along with her life partner Craig, she co-authored their first book, How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, which offers six really good pieces of semi-Buddhist advice to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos of modern life. Devon loves long retreat and is passionate about creative ways to bring depth practice into the daily spin of things. She now lives together with Craig in urban retreat in her hometown of Ashland, Oregon, splitting each week between teaching and practice.

Here's a great preview of Devon's book.

For more info visit www.devonandcraighase.com and follow Devon and Craig on Facebook and Instagram.

Thanks so much for joining us, Devon! It was joy getting to know you.

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