George Haas

Best Online Buddhist Meditation, August 2011
The local meditation center has a great vibe, but those dreaded obstacles to enlightenment—anger, fear, desire—are messing with your mind now. Those in the know power up the laptop, click on Skype, and make a call to George Haas, a vipassana instructor who’s brought the ancient practice online. From his Filipinotown home his bearded countenance masterfully guides students through the three steps of Concentration, Sensory Clarity, and Equanimity. Haas finds the online face-to-face encounters effective. “I can keep after you if you try and dodge regular practice,” he says.