Nico Hase, PhD, mentors dharma practitioners online, leads meditation retreats throughout North America and Europe, and teaches meditation on the Simple Habit app. Over the years, Craig has studied the teachings and practices of three different lineages – Insight, Zen and Vajrayana. He spent six years in a Zen monastery and completed a PhD in counseling psychology before making his topsy-turvy transition into teaching mindfulness, meditation, and dharma full time. These days he lives with his partner Devon in urban retreat in Ashland, Oregon, splitting each week between teaching and practice. Also, he co-wrote this crazy book with Devon called How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, which offers six really good pieces of semi-Buddhist advice to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos of modern life.