"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Gavin Harrison

Gavin Harrison is the author of In the Lap of the Buddha (Shambhala Publications, Boston, 1994) and a recipient of the Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award presented to him by H. H. the Dalai Lama for "kindness and quiet dedication to others." His spiritual teachings are rooted in the Buddhist Insight Meditation Tradition. His poetry has flowered from the realization of his True Nature.

Gavin was born in South Africa and lives on the Big Island of Hawai'i. He is a student of Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. His passions include ocean swimming, hiking and growing fruit and vegetables. He is a USA fundraiser for the Woza Moya Project supporting AIDS orphans in KwaZulu, South Africa. For more information visit petalsandblood.tumblr.comand offer support here.

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