My name is Christopher Ash. I have been presenting workshops in Australia, in inner growth skills, since the late nineties. I am a retired psychotherapist, and also a Voice Dialogue facilitator. I have been a Buddhist meditator for fifty-plus years, and a Dharma teacher (Insight tradition, Ajahn Buddhadasa‘s lineage) for eighteen years. I’m also a Focusing trainer (twenty years), trained by Ann Weiser Cornell. Before my career teaching inner skills, I was a teacher of English for migrants.
Nowadays, I am building online channels of communication in the areas of Buddhist practice and Eugene T. Gendlin’s process-oriented philosophical work. I live with my wife Joyce Kornblatt, in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia.
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 the development of a peaceful society.