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Chris Crotty

is a Buddhist teacher, pastoral counselor, and adjunct professor in wellness and alternative medicine. Practicing meditation since 1998, he has taken retreat with Burmese monastics Sayadaw U Inndaka and Sayadaw U Tejaniya, scholar-practitioner Bhikkhu Analayo, western monastics of the Zen and Thai Forest tradition, and senior western Vipassana teachers. Chris was authorized to teach Buddhadharma in 2015 by Noah Levine & Vinny Ferraro and in 2016 was encouraged to teach vipassana and metta by Sayadaw U Inndaka (Chanmyay Myaing, Myanmar). In addition to serving as the guiding teacher at Against the Stream Boston Chris offers individual mentoring and Buddhist pastoral counseling.To learn more about Chris and to view his full teaching schedule, visit

Upcoming Events

May 2018

Chris Crotty: Yoga & Meditation

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Yoga & Insight Meditation A Half-Day Retreat with Chris Crotty Description This program is open to anyone interested in exploring the relationship between yoga asana (postures) and insight meditation. Often separated, asana and meditation are mutually supportive practice forms. Yoga helps to open and relax the body in preparation for meditation, while meditation allows us to bring greater attention and presence to our yoga. Together these two forms foster self-awareness and insight into the conditions that underlie greater well-being and…

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Metta Meditation Retreat

May 30 - June 6

With Sayadaw U Inndaka, May Myint Oo, and Chris Crotty Description For the third year in a row, Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U Inndaka and his translator Mimmi are joining Chris Crotty to offer a residential retreat on the East Coast. This seven-night silent retreat will offer instruction in metta or loving-kindness meditation, and will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, and one-on-one teacher interviews. This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and will…

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