About The Boston Buddha
Andy is a hard working dad and husband and a diehard Boston sports fan. He comes from a very large, Irish, Catholic family. His story is not unlike many others, although it does come with a unique twist.
Andy Kelley worked for years at a stressful job in corporate America. He had a great career in the broadcast field but like most of us, he couldn’t simply leave his work at the office. He often worked twelve-hour days, six days a week – running nonstop. He constantly worried about his job, the bills and providing for his family. Yet the only thing Andy’s family wanted and deserved was his time and attention.
When Andy finally realized that he couldn’t unwind and enjoy time spent with his wife Catharine and their young son, he decided to do something about it.
The change was subtle however. His wife handed him a book written by Dr. Deepak Chopra – which he never intended to read. Andy feared that Deepak might be a little “too deep” for his Irish, Catholic roots. Eventually, curiosity got the better of Andy and he read it. Fortunately for the rest of us, he did.
The book opened Andy’s eyes to the health benefits and the science behind Chopra’s message about meditation, so he picked up another book, then another. Once Andy took his first meditation class, he knew his life would change.
For nearly a decade, Andy has helped ordinary people like himself learn to detach and recharge. He studied under Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon, co-founders of The Chopra Center – both renowned experts in the field of mind-body medicine, and David Ji, Dean of The Chopra Center. Andy is currently a certified instructor of Primordial Sound Meditation for The Chopra Center. He is also a graduate of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School.
Andy has worked with companies such as Hill Holliday, Thomson Reuters and B2BGateway among others. He has also worked with The Milton Public Schools and Milton Academy.
Andy Kelley’s mantra is Meditation for Everyone. He teaches everyday people how to meditate so they can be more productive in their careers and happier in their lives.