Guiding Council, Former Guiding Teacher
Ian Challis has been practicing and studying within the Insight Tradition of Buddhism since 2005. He has practiced on retreat with Rodney Smith, Santikaro, Narayan Liebenson, Larry Yang, Leigh Brasington, and Joseph Goldstein, among many others
He works as an artist, web and product designer. A long time resident of Seattle, he now makes his full-time home in Palm Springs with his husband David Roos. He is a founding board member and past president of Insight Community of the Desert.
Ian is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader training program of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is authorized to teach Insight Meditation. He is also a qualified teacher of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) through UC San Diego Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute.
You can find information on Ian’s outside teaching schedule at www.ianchallis.com