John Peacock is both an academic and a Buddhist practitioner of nearly forty years.
He was initially trained in the Tibetan Gelugpa tradition in India and subsequently spent time in Sri Lanka studyingTheravada. He has lectured in Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol, and at present he is Associate Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and teaches on the Master of Studies programme in MBCT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy) at Oxford University.
He has been teaching meditation for over twenty five years and is a Gaia House guiding teacher.
For me that’s so powerful about early Buddhism. It’s not about becoming something like some kind of superman; it’s becoming the owner of the human condition and really confronting living that humanity.