Steven Subodha Nunez has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over twenty years and has a Master of Divinity in Buddhist Ministry. 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 Kammatthāna tradition of Buddhism and gains inspiration from the Pali Canon and from his practice of Ānāpānasati, mindfulness of breathing. He has been inspired by monks Venerable Havanpola Shanti and Phra Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Subodha has been giving talks as a lay Dharma teacher since July 2017. He typically gives Dharma talks at the IBMC once a month.