Teacher or Dharma Leader

  • Chris Basiletti
    Chris Basiletti
    Community Dharma Leader

    Chris Basiletti became interested in meditation in his late teens. Initially, he practiced in the Zen tradition and later Shambala Buddhism as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Around 1976 he attended a Vipassana retreat at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and has primarily been practicing and later teaching in the Theravadan tradition since that time. Teachers that have been particularly influential include Shunryu Suzuki, Joseph Goldstein, Christopher Titmus, Mary Grace Orr, Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Chah, and Bob Stahl. He began leading meditation groups and teaching in 2004 and completed Bob Stahl’s Community Teacher training program in 2014. His practice and teaching interweave many influences with an emphasis on integrating Dhamma practice into the daily life of a layperson as a path to awakening. Chris is available for one-on-one mentoring by appointment. He and his wife live in Watsonville.



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Watsonville Dharma Friends


Jul 09 2024


Pacific Time
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



Mindfulness Meditation – Watsonville Tuesdays

We are a group of meditators who practice liberation and healing through community. Our group is inter-generational, multi-ethnic, LGBTQ+ friendly, and open to Insight Meditation practitioners old and new. The Tuesday evening offering is from 6:00-7:30 PM and includes a 30-minute sit with a dharmette and check-in afterward.

Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates.

Online Attendance Instructions:

Meeting ID: 879 1216 4813

Passcode: 667324

Join online by clicking the Join Online button or calling +1-669-900-6833 US (San Jose) followed by the Online Meeting ID number and #. If a passcode is requested, then enter the Dial-in Passcode and #. Find your local number by clicking here. The preferred way to join is by using a Zoom application with your personal Zoom account.

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