Steven Subodha Nunez has been studying and practicing Buddhism and other meditative traditions for over twenty years. He is a member of the International Buddhist Meditation Center in Los Angeles, where he took refuge and received the Dharma name “Subodha” (Thorough Knowledge). Subodha follows the Theravada tradition of Buddhism and gains much inspiration from the Pali Canon and from his practice of Ānāpānasati, mindfulness of breathing. He has also been inspired by Dharma teachers such as Venerable Kusala Bhikshu, Venerable Havanpola Shanti, and Venerable Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Subodha has been giving talks as a lay Dharma teacher since July 2017. He gives talks at the IBMC every third Sunday of the month.