I spend most of my time working with tech startups. I am a cofounder and Head of Engineering at Almanac. Before that, I founded and built OpenSit, a meditation journalling community. It was acquired in 2017.
I write regularly at how to human being, where I talk about anything from modern meditation, to fitness and mental health. This site is mostly focuses on my technical background and product interests.
I share pretty pictures on Instagram. 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.
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A guide to following the breath. Focusing on the breath brings calm and stillness to our meditation, and prepares the mind for insight.
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.
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.
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.
Through meditation practice we bring clarity and compassion to the self, but ultimately the experience of self is always implied, never experienced.
I'm back on the internet! I'm excited to be writing again and sharing new projects.
My detailed report of a 3 week work and meditation retreat, in all its insight, bliss and suffering, at Gaia House in Devon.
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.