My name is Chris Talbott & I created animitta.org. I have been studying & practicing the teachings of Siddattha Gotama, better known as the Buddha, since 1994.
In 2004 I left a 30-year career as business writer & researcher to work for the non-profit Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS). I spent eight years as editor of Insight Journal, the BCBS publication devoted to sharing teachings of study & practice based on early Buddhist texts.
After more than a decade at BCBS, I spent six months in silent retreat at the nearby Forest Refuge, part of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS).
I serve on the Board of Directors of Dharma Seed, an online resource dedicated to making the Buddhist teachings of Insight Meditation freely available to all. I continue to pursue my study & practice of Gotama’s teachings.