About Stephen

SchettiniStephen Schettini trained for eight years as a Buddhist monk before setting out to promote mindfulness as a practical tool for everyday life.

He is the author of The Novice, a memoir of his monk years, as well as It Begins with Silence, a secular guide to the Buddha’s teachings. Stephen has taught Quiet Mind Workshops in the Montreal area since 2003 and hosts a post-Buddhist blog entitled The Naked Monk. In 2016 he began offering courses online via his website youandyourmind.com and a selection of his Mindful Reflections™ can be found on insighttimer.com.

His personal website schettini.com offers a complete overview of his work and links to all his online offerings. Stephen lives just outside Montreal with his wife and the younger of their two daughters.