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Christopher has been studying and practicing meditation for over thirty years. He have received formal training in Zen; Mahamudra, Dzochen, from the Tibetan traditions, Vipassana and Vedanta from the Indian traditions, and from the more modern American traditions such as Mindfulness and Shambhala.

 In 2001, after witnessing the tragic events of September 11th unfold in New York City, Christopher dedicated his life to these teachings, so that he may be able to pass them on to others, with the intention of bringing about a more peaceful, loving, and compassionate worldview.

Christopher has been teaching worldwide since 2009, including but not limited to teaching in centers in New York, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Wales, and on residency for Celebrity Cruise Lines. Beginning May 2019 Christopher will be the head of the meditation program at The New Life Foundation in Chang Rai, Thailand. In addition to this, Christopher correspondence teaches via Skype and video-chat.

Such Sweet Thunder, the school of meditation designed by Christopher, is a place where people may receive deeply profound spiritual teachings without having to commit to any particular group, religion, or philosophy. Once upon a time, these teachings were reserved for monks, nuns, or priests, while the lay students were given simpler teachings to practice and whose primary function was to support and serve the teachers and the monastery, temple, or church. In contrast to that, Such Sweet Thunder is completely egalitarian. We aim to enlighten all whom wish to receive.

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My Certifications

Numerous silent meditation retreats varying in duration from three to thirty days. 


Disciplines I Teach
Where To Find Me
I currently travel and teach worldwide via Skype and Video Chat.
Contact Information
chrisluard21 [at] gmail.com
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