EVAN KAVANAGH has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1995. He has led meditation groups in the 12-step tradition and is currently in Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practitioners Program. Evan serves as the Executive Director of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Previously he was executive director of the Western Alliance of Arts Administrators Foundation, worked for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, volunteered for the United Farm Workers Union, the Gay Community AIDS Project, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Evan is happily domestically partnered with his mate of six years, Andrew Harkins. They have just bought a house in San Francisco that requires more work than either ever envisioned.