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John Orr is an interfaith teacher, retreat leader, meditator, and chanter. Ordained as a monk in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, John spent eight years in the 1970s training in Thailand and India. Drawing from an inclusive range of wisdom teachings, John’s work supports individual growth and exploration while deepening awareness of non-duality and how spiritual practices impact our individual and collective lives.

Known for his kind understanding and non-judgmental approach, John has been teaching meditation and leading workshops and retreats around the country since 1980. HJohn is retired from the faculty of Duke University and presently lives outside of Asheville.

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