About Clarke Scott

Clarke Scott

Hi there. I’m Clarke Scott. A former Buddhist monk, writer, and contemplative from Australia. 

I’ve been practicing meditation for over 25+ years.

My main teachers include HH Dalai Lama, & Geshe Thubten Loden.

Between 1995 – 2009, I studied Buddhist philosophy, psychology, epistemology, and advanced meditation techniques directly from HHDL and several Tibetan lamas.

In 2009 I left the monastery to pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy.

My Ph.D. was a research project into Notions of the Self in Buddhist and Western philosophy. During that time I studied widely in the areas of philosophy of mind, metaphysics, ontology, phenomenology, free will, and personal identity.

In 2009 I moved to Tasmania to join the Ph.D., program where I researched notions of the self in Buddhist philosophy and parsed these via six Western philosophers that included—Rene Descartes, David Hume, John Locke, Derek Parfit, E.J Lowe, and Galen Strawson.

Since then I’ve gone on to study Jungian analytic psychology, philosophical anthropology, and cross-cultural spiritual traditions more widely, to achieve a holistic approach to the presentation of meditation for a modern audience.

I’ve been teaching meditation, breathwork, and personal growth since 2006 and offer courses on meditation and breathwork.

I’m currently working on my first book and have a newsletter called The Contemplative Life Project where each week I send an email chock full of helpful insights into how to live your best life.