Vishvapani

Vishvapani is a Buddhist writer and broadcaster, known in the UK for his Thought for the Day broadcasts on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. He became a Buddhist as a teenager and has studied and practiced it ever since, becoming a member of the Tritratna Buddhist Order in 1992. He now lives in Cardiff, UK with his wife and young son and teaches at the Triratna Centre in Cardiff.

In 1996 Vishvapani founded Dharma Life Magazine, an international magazine exploring the encounter of Buddhism and the modern world, and edited it until 2005. Challenging Times, edited by Vishvapani is an anthology of writing from Dharma Life. He writes for The Guardian, Tricycle: the Buddhist Review and other journals.

He writes the Wise Attention blog, and much more of his writing is available on that site

He is a trainer in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and the founder of Mindfulness in Action.

Vishvapani speaks with a calm, quiet reasonableness that gently chides yet encourages us all to find the courage to live with uncertainty

Dorothy Rowe (psychologist and author of ‘Beyond Fear’ and ‘Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison’) on Vishvapani’s broadcasts