A native of El Salvador, Nils started meditating at the age of 16. He studied major religions at Lancaster University in England and researched gurus in Pune, India. From Hindu and Benedictine monasteries, he went to Thailand to be ordained in Ajahn Chah’s Forest tradition. A monk for seven years, he lived in monasteries in England, New Zealand and Italy. After monastic life, he lived in Minnesota and founded Common Ground’s Gay Men’s Community Group. He has given talks in a variety of venues including The East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland. The first discourse of the Buddha is the framework by which he lives his life. Nils is a member of the Alphabet Brothers of Color Deep Refuge Group. His teachers continue to be Ajahn Viradhammo and Ajahn Sumedho. He lives in Oakland, CA.
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