About Andrew Weiss
Andrew JiYu Weiss is a long-time meditation student and teacher who is devoted to supporting his students to realize full awakening in each moment of their lives. He is deeply grounded in the Buddhist tradition, and has added to that significant practice and study in the clairvoyant and Hindu traditions. To all of his teaching, he brings his fusion of mindfulness, zen, devotional practice, and energy awareness.
Andrew has studied mindfulness meditation for many years in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His early studies of Zen focused early on in the Korean tradition with Zen Master Seung Sahnh and Zen Master Su Bong. In 1989 he met the Vietnamese Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh, and in 1991, he was ordained a Brother in Thich Nhat Hanh's Order of Interbeing. In 1999, he was ordained by zen priest Claude AnShin Thomas in the White Plum Lineage of Japanese Soto Zen. His study and practice in other, non-Buddhist traditions includes, most signficantly, his present studies with Sharon Turner in her Awakenings program.
Andrew is one of the founders of the Community of Interbeing in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, and for years was the abbott and practice coordinator of the Clock Tower Sangha in Maynard, Massachusetts.
Andrew regularly teaches mindfulness meditation and Advanced Spiritual Development at Unity Church of the Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He is the former director of the meditation program at Shakti Yoga and Healing Arts Center in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and has taught mindfulness practice at Cambridge Center for Adult Education and at other yoga centers in eastern Massachusetts. He is the former instructor of mindfulness practice and client management at the New England School of Whole Health Education, where he also served as Dean of Students. His eclectic background includes education and training in optics, law, and conflict resolution, and he continues to work as a dispensing optician, mediator, and consultant to other lawyers.  He is also the president of Zaltho Foundation, a Zen Buddhist church founded by Claude AnShin Thomas and dedicated to the eradication of violence and neglect worldwide.
Andrew lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, Avril Rama Bell, herself a long-time student of Siddha Yoga meditation and a gifted intuitive counselor and teacher, and their two Tibetan Spaniels, Sunny and Skye.

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