I was born in Birmingham, England. Educated at Cambridge and studied Microbiology and Clinical Biochemistry. In 1980 visited India to travel for six months and in 1981 had a private audience with His Holiness Dalai Lama and stayed in Dharamsala to establish a medical laboratory at the Tibetan Delek Hospital. In 2006 I retired to Dharamsala, India, where I now live permanently. Spend my time studying Buddhism, writing, travelling and playing music.
Personal Blog Posts
I arrived in Thailand two weeks ago, after living in Northern India for the past three years its a nice change to come to somewhere where things, ermmm, shall we say work!
Don't get me wrong here I love India, it's a great place to live a... ( from ...)
The Magic YakThe Story of the Magic Yak
In August/September 2007 I undertook a trek starting in Pargham Kashmir and ending in Lama Yuru Zanskar. The trek took about 20 days in all and traversed nine passes all above 16,000ft. Now Iím hardly what o... ( from ...)
True story about a high altitude trek across 9 passes in 21 days through Zanskar and Ladakh. The book decsribes how a reluctant trekker experienced hardship both physical and mental and relates this to 'practical' Buddhist philosophy.