Carl has been practising Buddhism in the Mahayana and Theravada traditions for 28 years. He was first introduced to Buddhism in 1989 by a close friend who guided him through a programme of koan study from the Rinzai school of Zen. He has now settled on the Mahasi system of vipassana as his primary practice after meeting Bhante Bodhidhamma at Gaia House in 2010.
Carl started teacher training with Bhante Bodhidhamma in 2011. Since then, he has been leading a weekly sitting group, occasionally helps out at Jamyang in London, and does the odd dhamma talk at a fellow Satipanya regular's sitting group in North London. He also assists Bhante at Gaia House each May and leads a number of retreats at Satipanya during the year.
A software engineer by trade, Carl, 47, has been helping Satipanya with their website and Newsbyte, including leading the move to use MailChimp for the Newsbyte, and otherwise provides general technical consultancy to Satipanya.
Carl has a Master's degree in Buddhist Studies from the University of South Wales. He is continuing teacher training with Bhante Bodhidhamma.