I'm not a regular meditation teacher;
I'm a cool meditation teacher!
Hi! I’m Ashley Eric Walter, but you can call me Ash.
(Yes, my middle name really is Eric.)
Let me start by saying that meditation is not about perfection. I am not some super zen shaman who has it all figured out. But I do know a thing or two about meditation and how it can change your life.
My life began with more challenges than most. I spent a long time living in fear and learning how to survive in a place of trauma. I needed safety and peace. In 7th grade, about 20 years ago now, a school lesson on Buddhism became my gateway to meditation.
When my outer or inner world was in chaos, I’d turn to meditation. For years, it was the cooling salve on my soul’s wounds. But coming in and out of practice didn’t allow me to build on my own progress. The cycle would repeat itself.
And then I hit rock bottom.
Quickest way to my heart: spontaneous dance parties; any dish made from potato; deep conversation sprinkled with references to comedies.
My biggest personal wish is to have my love of meditation take me to beautiful places around the world to share moments of peace and unity.