Encountering a sense of Buddhism through my mother recommending Siddartha by Herman Hesse, I was then influenced by a friend who had visited a Theravadhan monastery. Visiting the same monastery in the early 1990's, I then spent some time at Amaravati in Hertfordshire which inspired me to seek more insight and understanding of my own and other's suffering.

A couple of years later I discovered a class given by a disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche when I was living in Aberdeen. This then led to me receiving teachings from Geshe Kelsang between 2003 and 2013, whilst attending many courses, retreats and festivals.

I still practise this form of Buddhism and teach occasionally through KMC Plymouth, where I am on the Teacher Training Programme.