There is no possibilty to offer this work without the inspiration, guidance and support of many teachers, influences and guides.

Central teachers and friends that support the on-going exploration and create the force behind this work include Patrick Creelman, Paul Dallaghan, O.P.Tiwari, Richard Freeman, Emil Wendel. Influences include Chogyam Trungpa, Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield, Georg Feuerstien, Michael Stone amongst many others.

Through the work of teaching and practicing over the past two decades, I have the fortune to meet so many people who share a love and passion for this work. It is through these encounters and collaborations that I have learned and refined this what I do. I am greatly indebted to the many students and fellow teachers that have shaped who I am.

Birth and death are of supreme importance. Life is fleeting. Let us not waste this precious moment while it is ours to breathe.

Stephen Thomas