Venerable Nicholas Thanissaro PhD, PGCE, BSc, a world renowned leader in the Buddhist community has taught and guided thousands of individuals worldwide in their meditation practice. Venerable Nicholas has over twenty years of meditation experience and has been a Buddhist monk for sixteen years. 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. Venerable Nicholas is an Associate Fellow of Warwick Religion and Education Research Unit at the University of Warwick’s Center for Education Studies and was recently awarded a doctorate degree.