My name is Dan Bartlett

I am a writer, developer, contemplative and entrepreneur.

I spend most of my time working with tech startups. I founded and built OpenSit, a meditation journalling community. It was acquired in 2017, and I am currently working as CTO with the new team.

Besides a few old articles here, I now write at how to human being, where I talk about anything from modern meditation, to fitness and mental health.

I am an ultra-runner, and in June 2018 I ran 100km and raised £1200 for the mental health charity, Mind. You can follow my training on Strava.

I share pretty pictures on Instagram, although I'm not as popular as our dog. I rarely tweet anymore, but you can still find me on Twitter. 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

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.