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Daragh Byrne Ask Me Anything

Hi Jess, yes, I started out teaching at my old workplace. I was a tech lead at a startup. In order to keep myself accountable to my own practice, I started running a lunchtime group on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Initially I thought we'd listen to audio recordings, but after the first session I realised it would be easier to just talk people through the session myself, based on what I'd learned over the years.

I found this scary at first, and had questions about my own ability and authority to do such a thing. But I soon got used to it, and people responded well - we made sure we had space for conversation afterwards. If you've been meditating for a while and feel comfortable with the main practices, go for it! Of course, you could also arrange for an external teacher to come in too - that's partly my role in life now too.

Meditation is becoming more and more mainstream these days and people are quite enthusiastic about it. So put it out there and see what arises!