Art Jolly took an introductory meditation course in the early 1990's and sat his first residential retreat in 1995. Since then, he's participated in Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practitioners Program and is currently in their Community Dharma Leaders program. In 2003 he spent 5 months as a monk with Pa-Auk Sayadaw in Burma. His main teacher is Phillip Moffitt. He leads a sitting group in Oakland.