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About Chris Hammond

I've been practicing Vipassana since 1996. I found Vipassana after serving in Peace Corps Sri Lanka. After Peace Corps, ​I had open ended time and did a lot of sitting and serving in South Asia. Currently, I am an acupuncturist practicing in Baltimore MD. I have 2 beautiful daughters ages 6 and 4. I am involved in serving at Dhamma Delaware and have been active with Vipassana in the Mid Atlantic region for many years.

Time with a Western Forest Monk in Sri Lanka

      I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a rural village near Tissamaharama in southeast Sri Lanka between 1994 and 1996. I feel fortunate to have been sent to a Buddhist country as that was my first … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship as a Meditator

I practice acupuncture and while there are a few paid positions here and there, most practitioners run their own practices. I have run my practice for the past 9 years and have earned my living while supporting my two daughters. … Continue reading

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Yoga as a Support for Sitting

I’ve practiced yoga for many years and have found it to be very complimentary to vipassana. I’m lucky to have a studio just 2 minutes away and have been pretty consistent this last year and a half. Goenkaji had talked … Continue reading

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What Happens at Death?

I was inspired to share this article written by Goenkaji which describes what happens at the time of death. Reading this always brings the reflection that we could die at any time (Maranasati) and is a reminder to pay attention … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theories and Dhamma

We live in an incredibly complex world brought to our attention by the vast flow of information available. No longer are we confined to a narrow range of media sources. The internet has opened us up to a vast information … Continue reading

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Funny Course Story

I remember a 20 day course I sat in Sri Lanka back in the late 90’s. On day 5 as we were going for tea, there was a sign posted by the dining hall which said something like, please be … Continue reading

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