I’m originally from the UK but after years of travels both within and without, I can only relate to being a planetary or cosmic citizen, who now mysteriously finds himself in the mountains of Central Portugal!
For as long as I can remember I have been insatiably curious about the mystery and wonder of being conscious that I am alive, the awe-inspiring beauty of this planet and the unfathomable purpose of it all! Who am I? Why am I here? Where do we come from and where are we headed? How to live on our planet in a way that takes responsibility for pioneering a positive evolutionary alternative to the crippling modern mess of materialism, relativism and narcissism? How to evolve both our interiors and exteriors so that all dimensions of who we are as human beings are awakened, embraced and transformed?
There can be no doubt that we are living in tipping point times of great transition so discovering and living profound and practical answers to questions like these, for those of us who have the interest and innocence to ask them, is more essential than it has ever been. It is my conviction that the future evolution of the human race depends on enough of us waking up from the dream of separate existence and, from that ground of fundamental unity, co-creating the future that we know in our hearts is possible.
My journey of seeking and discovering answers to these big questions has taken me around the world and turned me upside down and inside out… My passion for spiritual freedom and liberating understanding inspired my university study of literature, many years of travel, immersion in many intensive meditation retreats (almost becoming a Buddhist monk), 13 years involved in an extraordinarily powerful and progressive communal experiment in evolutionary enlightenment, to a permaculture farm on the isle of Ibiza, and in more recent years into the mountains of Central Portugal and the birth and rapid development of the Awakened Life Project.
My primary passion is to teach meditation as a direct door to awakened consciousness and to transmit the deeply liberating contemporary perspective of evolutionary spirituality that has transformed my own life, through teachings, retreats and the evolution of conscousness course. I also guide the Awakened Life Men's Group dedicated to evolutionary transformation and the expression of an authentic manhood which is one of the greatest joys of my life.
Some of my other passions include writing, qi gong, blues guitar, poetry, running on the nearby mountain trails, beekeeping, foraging for wild edibles and a nice cup of tea.