My name is Christopher Ash. I have been a Buddhist teacher (Insight tradition, Thai Forest lineage) for seventeen years, and a Focusing trainer for twenty years. I am also a Voice Dialogue facilitator. I have been presenting workshops of one kind or another, in inner growth skills, since the late nineties. Before that I was a teacher of English.
Nowadays, I have slowed down due to chronic illness, so I am building online channels of communication in my areas of interest. I live with my wife Joyce Kornblatt, in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia. Joyce is a novelist and a Buddhist teacher.
I have a B.A. in English Literature and History, and post-graduate diplomas in both Education and Psychotherapy. I have been meditating since 1967, and focusing since the mid-seventies. My interest has always been the relationship between self-knowledge and peaceful development of society.