I am an author and meditation coach probably best known for my books Buddhism for Busy People and Hurry Up and Meditate. Both these titles are category best-sellers in Australia and they have been translated into 10 different languages.
My latest book is The Dalai Lama’s Cat (October 2012, Hay House) a novel ‘written’ by His Holiness’s mischievous Himalayan, offering Buddhist wisdom in what I hope is an entertaining format.
This is my personal blog. It is focused on meditation, mindfulness and different aspects of Buddhist practice.
My goal is to help you on your meditation journey by sharing insights and suggestions that I have found helpful on my own. I am a committed practitioner, meditating an average of two hours each day. In this blog I pass on the wisdom of teachings I have received, review books that I’ve read, and write about other resources as I discover them. If you have an interest in mind and its potential, this blog is for you.
I began the blog in July 2012 and my goal is to post once or twice a month. Please click the Follow button at the top of the Home page to make sure you don’t miss out on my latest post.
I began meditating twenty years ago after suffering such bad stress as a PR consultant in London that I used to break out in rashes. Within weeks I discovered the benefits of meditating as a powerful tool for stress management. Within months I realized there was a lot more to meditation than that. With greater clarity about my goals, I landed a book publishing contract – an ambition which had eluded me for many years.
I met and married my Australian wife in London, before we moved to Perth, Australia, where we currently live. I run a successful corporate public relations business and am proud to work for some of Australia’s leading and most innovative financial and professional services companies. I am therefore acutely aware of the challenges of integrating a contemplative life with the demands of the 24 hour news cycle. My enthusiasm for doing just this led to the creation of Organisational Mindfulness (OM) with business partner Clare Goodman, which delivers mindfulness training to the corporate sector (www.organisationalmindfulness.com)
It has been my very great privilege to have received teachings for the past 14 years from Les Sheehy, Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden and Zasep Tulku Rinpoche as a student of the Tibetan Buddhist Society (www.tibetanbuddhistsociety.com.au). I attend retreats and teachings at the centre, where I also deliver introductory seminars.
My Contact Information
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This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of any organization of which I am a member. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currency, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries or damage arising from its use. I fully acknowledge the generous advice given by Michael Hyatt in his book Platform on a number of aspects of this blog.