The course will be led by Venerable Phra Nicholas Thannissaro PhD, PGCE, BSc, a world renowned leader in the Buddhist community and has taught and guided thousands of individuals worldwide in their meditation practice. He is a Buddhist Monk and a disciple of Venerable Dhammajayo, Abbot of the Dhammakaya Foundation. Venerable Nichaolas has been instrumental in the compilation of many English Language guides to Buddhist Concepts and Teachings.

Venerable Nicholas was born in the United Kingdom and has twenty years of meditation experience. He has been giving popular meditation courses in Europe since 1997 and has several TV guest spots, audio CD's, books and book translations to his name.