Chris Basilett 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 Theravada tradition since that time. 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.
Tiffany Lynn Wong has been practicing Insight Meditation for over a decade, and most recently, completed a month-long retreat at the Forest Refuge at the Insight Meditation Society. She currently leads Watsonville Insight and has practiced with monastics at Abhayagiri Monastery and with Thanissaro Bhikkhu at the Metta Forest Monastery. She is a CCT (Cultivating Compassion Training) teacher and has received a Contemplative Fellowship from the Hemera Foundation for her work as an educator that supports initiatives that foster basic human goodness in individuals and society.