I am a former Buddhist monk, writer, entrepreneur, and avid meditator from Australia.
Here you’ll find articles that explore the principals, strategies, and tools of a life well lived to help us all live happier, healthier, more meaningful lives.
- My Amazing Crazy Lunch with the Dalai LamaCirca. 2009 I’m sitting in my little cubicle at the University of Tasmania working on my PhD dissertation when the head of the philosophy faculty opens the door, leans in and tells me His Holiness the Dalai Lama is coming to the university and I’m invited to lunch! It’s a surreal moment to be sure. […]
- CINEMA — CARTOGRAPHY OF THE HUMAN CONDITIONAs a Writer I strive to find meaning in the moments between the words—there is always more meaning in these moments. This is important because in the end I am a human being just trying to find his own way in life and all of this helps me make sense of it all. The opening […]
- We Carry with UsWe all carry with us the potential for being wild. Is this a good thing? Well, if we are creators then why not?! Why is it that being wild equals being destructive? Why not take those impulses that make you feel like cutting loose and translating them into work that can help the world evolve? I believe […]
- Darkness is important as it reveals the lightEveryone, at some point, feels a little down. It is simply a part of the human condition. We should stop telling ourselves that it’s somehow bad to have these moments. Physical pain is a way of your body telling you that something is wrong. Like that, these moments are pregnant with information that reveal what is wrong […]
- Getting StuckI’m sitting in front of my computer trying to find something to write about. I’m feeling blank. Slept badly, I guess. Is this writers block? No…I don’t believe in writers block. But I do believe that ideas need time to appear. And that sometimes, but not always, they appear when we simply let go. There […]
- Silence is a PracticeSilence is something I’ve cherished over the years. It was hard to find at times. Something I longed for when I could not find it – as if life was out of focus. I’m not talking about the silence of sitting alone. I’m talking about the silence of a still mind. Why was this? How is […]