Jeff Hardin has been practicing meditation since 2000. He teaches meditation and is a community mentor at the Sacramento Insight Meditation group and a Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader. He is on the Board of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies and is the managing editor of the Sati Journal. His teachings emphasize using the suttas to inform meditation practice. He has authored How We Practice: An Introduction to Insight Meditation and The Life and Teachings of the Buddha: An Introduction to Sutta Study. These books and some of his prior teachings can be found at sactoinsight.org. Jeff is an emergency department physician and the Executive Director of Insight World Aid (insightworldaid.org).