Tejananda John Wakeman
Tejananda is my Buddhist name; my family name is John Wakeman. I’ve been living at Vajraloka, a Buddhist meditation centre in North Wales for the last 19 years & have been centre chair since 2001 (I think!) Vajraloka is part of the Triratna Community, formerly FWBO, and I’m a member of what is now known as the Triratna Buddhist Order, ordained by Sangharakshita in 1980. I've also studied with Lama Shenpen Hookham and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamptso Rinpoche.
'All-Good' Samantabhadra, our true nature as intrinsic primordial Awareness
My life centres around Dharma practice - meditation & Buddhism, indeed any approach that points to waking up to who and what I / we really are. I teach and lead workshops and meditation retreats as well as writing on meditation and Buddhism.
Here I am on the Cho-la pass (around 5300 m) between the Gokyo and Khumbu valleys near Everest, in March 2008
On Kala Patthar, 5545m, with Everest behind us, and just 5 miles to the summit (but this was as far as we went!)
Also ... I love all kinds of music, from classical to modern to electronica to modern rock drone, drone-doom and post-metal. Currently listening to Orlfur Arnalds, Russian Circles and Ulver. Check my current listening at http://www.last.fm/user/johnwakeman. I also read a lot and browse the web a good deal!
Other stuff on this site:
On meditation and buddhism
Other Dharma Links
Trekking, Mountains etc.
Mountain Monarch Nepalese trekking company - highly recommended
(Recommended - if you like doom/ drone / sludge / post-metal, that is!)
"In the seen, there is just what is seen..." - from the Buddha's advice to Bahiya