George Haas moved to Los Angeles from New York to work in film and photography in 1992, when he started practicing Vipassana at Ordinary Dharma in Venice, and studying Buddhist texts extensively.
In 1998 he began study with his current teacher, Shinzen Young, at Vipassana Support International, where he is now a senior facilitator. He began teaching meditation in 2000, founded Mettagroup in 2003, and became an empowered teacher through Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, where he taught from 2007 to 2016.
Along with his daily morning meditation and full schedule of one-on-one students, he continues to teach weekly classes and intensives in Los Angeles, and offer daylong, weekend, and extended retreats around the country.
He’s also an artist with works in the permanent collections of the Hammer Museum, the Library of Congress, MoMA, and the American Irish Historical Society.
An Awakened and Meaningful Life
March 3 - 8, 2019
Sunday - Friday, 5 nights
Mindfulness has become a buzzword—an internationally popularized tool for self-improvement. But without a specific focus or aim, this practice can be misleading. How do you bypass the hype to cultivate an enduring and purposeful practice? In this 5-day workshop, experienced Buddhist teachers Dave Smith and George Haas show you how best to utilize mindfulness for...