My name is Dan Bartlett

I am a software developer, product designer, contemplative & writer.

I live with Gina just outside of Bath, but I’m originally from Bristol. I work as a software developer at Mystery Applicant. I spend lots of time dreaming up and working for tech startups.

I am a long-time meditator, passionate about modern meditation, contemplation & wisdom training. I am the founder of OpenSit, a free online meditation community.

I am always tweaking my productivity and experimenting with diet & fitness. I am a coffee geek, and usually begin the day with a Chemex or Aeropress.

I share pretty pictures on Instagram. I tweet interesting articles, humorous images and condensed reflections on Twitter. I’m also on Facebook, but it’s personal. I feed lots of health, location and productivity data into Gyroscope—add me as a friend! I share some of the code I write on GitHub, as open source software. I feel obligated to use LinkedIn, but I’m in no way happy about it.

Latest
Oct
'16

I ran my first 10k in September 2016. This post includes my training plans, paces and tips for improving your posture and running technique so you can crack sub-50 too!

Aug
'16

Don't wait for Apple—you can buy an awesome 4K screen today and get it setup as a gorgeous external Retina display.

May
'14

A meditation journal is a simple, free means of boosting your meditation practice—find out the top reasons to get started today.

Sep
'13

A guide to following the breath. Focusing on the breath brings calm and stillness to our meditation, and prepares the mind for insight.

Jun
'13

Meditation is the practice of freedom through insight. It is the wakeful experience of life. It is training the mind and changing the brain. It is an expression of our true nature.

May
'13

The same desire that fuels our dissatisfaction is also the very compassion that brings us to the cushion, to begin afresh and discover deep freedom.

Jan
'13

The demand — Who are we? — requires an integral response that leaves nothing out. We must acknowledge the cosmos in its entirety, both inner and outer.

Mar
'12

Through meditation practice we bring clarity and compassion to the self, but ultimately the experience of self is always implied, never experienced.

Feb
'12

I'm back on the internet! I'm excited to be writing again and sharing new projects.

Jun
'09

My detailed report of a 3 week work and meditation retreat, in all its insight, bliss and suffering, at Gaia House in Devon.

Jan
'09

My report of a 10 day meditation retreat at Dhamma Dipa, a S.N. Goenka Vipassana retreat centre in Hereford, written shortly after returning in January 2009.