SIY Certified Teacher
- San Francisco, CA, USA
Simon specializes in offering the wisdom and practices of mindfulness to people living a modern urban life.
He leads Young Urban Zen, a program in San Francisco that makes these ancient teachings accessible and relevant to people in their 20s and 30s.
He was born in Britain and studied and worked as an architect before focusing on the study of the mind through media on. After 15 years of intensive mindfulness training in India, Europe and North America— including four years as a Zen monk—Simon also now works with the San Francisco Zen Center, leading groups and retreats and serving as project manager for the long-term vision of the organization.
“I am inspired continuously by the impact of the simple yet profound mindfulness techniques that are offered through SIYLI. The practices enable us to explore what it is to be more fully human, be present in our lives, engage in di cult situations skillfully and work with a sense of meaning and purpose. It’s a joy to see the transformative impact of these teachings, which combine neuroscience, psychological understanding and the ancient mindfulness practices.”