What is The Inner Monk?

Can you imagine cultivating a sense of inner peace and calm, right in the chaos of everyday life? What if we told you that you could tap into a reservoir of personal stillness and navigate life's challenges with grace and ease?

They call me the “Inner” Monk because I guide you on this journey into yourself.
The Inner Monk is also a metaphor for self-exploration. It shines a light into your subconscious, giving you more say in your stress response and your relationships.

Where else would you look for your balance? How else would you go about building self-worth, clearing your mind and letting go of a lifetime's emotional baggage? It’s all inside. Exploring like this makes you more conscious and less anxious. You appreciate what you've got and, on reflection, you might find it's a lot.

It's not as if you're learning a new skill. The inner monk is a built-in resource, like a muscle. Use it and it gets strong. Stop and it weakens. There's no magic, but to become an effective agent of change it needs attention.

Bringing quiet attention to what your body and mind are telling you at any given moment reveals you to yourself with unusual clarity. Your senses are heightened. You're less preoccupied. You have more say in how you respond to the things that happen. When you're ruminating at 3:00 am and unable to sleep, just remember: there is something you can do about it.

But before we get to that, how are you—actually? Do you find that:

  • you’re constantly on the go, moving from task to task without a moment to breathe?
  • you’re stressed and anxious, never really at peace?
  • some relationships are really challenging?

You don't have to stay stuck. You can change.

I lived with the Tibetans as a Buddhist Monk for eight years. After sifting through the philosophy, the ritual and the mysticism, I got to the core of what the Buddha had in mind. It's simple, but it's not easy.

It’s about living the good life.

My teachers included the Dalai Lama and his tutors. They were the last generation of old masters from Tibet, before the monasteries were sacked.

I studied with them through my twenties in India, Nepal and Europe and then—when I realized I was more interested in embracing life's unexpectedness than in transcending it—we parted ways. I'm eternally grateful to those men who gave my life direction and shaped my later years.

We help you by not just teaching mindfulness but by maintaining it. That’s the tricky part. Our solution is the ongoing Mindfulness Live Group which meets three times a week. We also have online courses you can take at your leisure, and when you're ready for something more personal, we'll put together a one-on-one program to help you see where you need to be.

Here are some options:

and How to Overcome It
30 minutes training
30 minutes conversation
Private Mindfulness Coaching with Stephen
or $999/year
(US$ funds)

A few minutes a day makes all the difference—as long as it's every day. Find a new sense of peace and tranquility with us on this transformative journey into yourself. Create the presence, purpose, and joy you've always wanted!

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