Ryan N. Fitzpatrick

Ryan N. Fitzpatrick

Ryan Fitzpatrick is a writer and civil rights attorney in Washington, DC, where he lives with his wife and daughter. An avid hiker and backpacker, you can often find him roaming trails throughout the region. Ryan has been practicing the dharma since struggling with himself in law school in 2011.

Recent Articles

Where the Buddha’s Lessons Began

On a backpacking trip through Nepal and Ladakh, Ryan Fitzpatrick encountered his fair share of expectations, attachments, and obstacles. Though none of us are traveling right now, here he shares what we can learn when we do.

Walking the Path on Water: Meditation in a Flotation Tank

Floating in a sensory deprivation tank can be a profound meditative experience, says Ryan N. Fitzpatrick. He explains why Buddhists might find this plunge into darkness illuminating.