About Bodhipaksa

bodhipaksa headshotI’m a Buddhist teacher and author living in New Hampshire, but originally from Scotland.

I got my Sanskrit name (which means “Wings of Enlightenment,” incidentally) when I joined the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1993, after 11 years of Buddhist practice. I teach in various Triratna centers, including Aryaloka Buddhist Center, which is just down the road.

I run Wildmind, an online meditation center with a mission to spread compassion and mindfulness through the practice of Buddhist meditation. We offer an extensive self-paced guide to a variety of meditation techniques, a regular stream of articles in our blog, and online meditation events. We also publish guided meditation CDs and MP3s. Wildmind is where I do the bulk of my writing.

I’ve written a few books. I have plans to write a few more.

I like kayaking, photography, and running. I love reading and movies.

The thing I love more than anything else is seeing people change and become happier as they take up meditation and Buddhism.

In 2006 I adopted a baby girl from Ethiopia, and that’s been more satisfying than I could have imagined. And then in 2009 I did it again and adopted a baby boy, also from Ethiopia. My children are my spiritual teachers.