Linda Grace began meditating when she was quite young, and came to Buddhist practice in 1999. She is grateful to DaeJa Napier, her first teacher, who introduced her to the Brahmavihārā which have continued to be an integral part of her practice. She has been studying and practicing with Ven Anālayo since 2011. Her primary interest is ‘Early Buddhism’ (and the interweaving of study and meditation), in particular the teachings on dependent arising, emptiness and compassion. These teachings have also been invaluable to her in dealing with long-term illness.