I have had a daily meditation practice since June 2011. I have also possessed a love of reading Buddhism and meditation books, and I have experienced many thousands of hours reflecting on topics like the Buddha, The Wheel of Life, karma, rebirth, conditionality and the gods, since I came to Buddhism in 1993. Also I have had the opportunity to teach meditation at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre for almost three years. With these various factors in mind, I believe I am qualified to impart my knowledge and experience to those who wish to learn and develop as individuals and become more healthy and emotionally robust.
I am very much setting myself up as a guide as opposed to a teacher, as I believe the teacher-pupil scenario presents a subtle barrier, which neglects the wisdom that we can all confer on each other. I am therefore trying to guide and steer those with an openness to their own possibility of change and evolution, in the right direction, but without denying essential aspects of the truth that they might be able to share. I aim to guide, encourage and support people, either with their meditation practice or their spiritual development, and to find ways to untie some of the emotional knots in their bodies, which cause them to feel blocked, and therefore not acting at their fullest potential.
I wish to help people with stress and anxiety through skype on a one-to-one basis, or leading meditation workshops in schools, organisations and businesses. The money I receive would be on a donation basis, but I would suggest an amount of £50/hr for skype sessions and workshops for those who would like to pay the going rate, but you are free to decide according to your circumstances. What I would point out though is that generosity is the main gateway to a fulfilling life, and by the act of giving, you are, little by little, increasing the happiness in yourself by letting go of some of your attachments, and spreading greater concord into this fragile yet wonderful world of ours.