Mathew-Bio-Photo-circle-415pxIt can be hard to maintain a daily meditation practice on our own. But with guidance and communal support, it can be easier and more enjoyable. That’s why I started this site, which is devoted to helping anyone experience the vast mental, physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of a daily meditation practice. With daily guided meditations, practice-oriented articles, and teleconference classes, my goal is to create a place of serenity and spiritual nourishment on the web.

A bit of my bio:

I am Matthew Frum, an artist, designer, and meditation instructor living in Boulder, Colorado, with my partner, Joe, and our totally-in-the-moment puppy, Herbie.

I have been meditating for 20 years, and from 2002 – 2008 I had the great fortune to live as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Under Lama Zopa’s guidance, I spent over 2 years in solitary meditation retreat in a remote wilderness hermitage near Big Sur, CA. This was a period of tremendous blessing that fuels my life and practice to this day.

In 2008 I left the monastic life, inspired to live as an “everyday monk” and to creatively share what I had learned. Afterwards, two of my main teachers, Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen and Lama Zopa, encouraged me to teach.

From 2008-2014 I taught Buddhism and meditation at the Thubten Shedrup Ling Buddhist Center in Colorado Springs. I am a co-founder of CalmCare.org, where I teach mindfulness and self-compassion to caregivers, and I am currently the faculty meditation instructor for The Optimist Magazine’s year-long Transformational Studies Program.

Anything helpful I have to share is only due to the tirelessly kind instructions of my teachers. I hope that by translating and paraphrasing their words of wisdom I may serve as a bridge to anyone seeking greater stillness and joyful purpose in their life.

(If you are interested in a more dramatic and detailed telling of my story, click here.)