About the Author
Originally born in England and brought up in many other counties around the world he now lives and works in Singapore. Initially, he trained as an artist and graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. After university, he went on to train in meditation and mindfulness in Tibetan Tradition as an ordained Buddhist monk for five years.
These places of training included, Compassion Meditation Centre in Newcastle, Mahyamaka Buddhist Centre in York, and the Manjushri Centre in Ulverston, in the British lake district, and finally as the resident teacher of the Odiyana Meditation Centre (Now the Kadampa Meditation Centre) in Singapore.
Toby Ouvry has been practicing and teaching mindfulness and meditation for over 20 years now. He is a teacher and trainer on this subject and author of the book ‘Engaged Mindfulness – What mindfulness is and how can we apply it to our daily lives’.
He has worked with many corporate companies including the governmental sector in Singapore and of course private clients too. He is the principal facilitator at Integral Meditation Asia through delivering mindfulness programs and courses.
“My passion is empowering people and organizations to greater levels of capability, effectiveness, creativity, and wellbeing through the applied practice of mindfulness and meditation.
My teaching, facilitating, and coaching combines practical mindfulness and meditation techniques from three sources:
- The world’s great wisdom traditions
- Cutting edge practices that are currently emerging from contemporary psychology and neuropsychology
- My own ongoing practical and creative experience as a mindfulness practitioner, business owner, and entrepreneur
As an artist and entrepreneur my presentation of mindfulness reflects a strong interest in both:
- How it can be linked to work performance/engagement and
- It’s potential to stimulate more deeply the innate capacity for creative intelligence found within both individuals and groups.”