Stephen is full time insight meditation teacher and founder of the MIDL Mindfulness Meditation System. MIDL is a systematic way of practicing traditional Buddhist Insight Meditation by following the middle (MIDL) way within daily life.
Stephen began meditating at the age of 12 and by 29 was a live-in manager with his wife Linda at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre west of Sydney. He has studied intensively in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw under the guidance of Sayadaw U Kundala, John Hale and Patrick Kearney.
After years of intensive meditation, and 12 years of self-study in an abusive workplace, Stephen developed the MIDL Meditation System which he shares freely today. Stephen, now 57, lives with his wife Linda in beautiful Mylestom, NSW, Australia.
Assistant Teacher Level 3: Softening, mindfulness of breathing, jhana and insight.
Monica is a full-time public school art teacher with a passion for practicing insight meditation in her daily life and wishes to use her teaching skills and personal meditative experience to help others experience freedom and peace.
Monica began practicing in the MIDL Meditation System under the guidance of Stephen in August 2021. MIDL inspired her with its potential to practice samatha (calm abiding) meditation in a clear and precise way while living a busy lay life. Through her practice, the intimate relationship between samatha and vipassana (insight in reality) was revealed.
Monica has 15 years of experience in meditation and believes that awakening and liberation is an accessible reality for those that are ready to directly investigate their own experience."
Contact Monica: MIDL Community Reddit Forums: u/mayubhappy84
Assistant Teacher Level 2: Softening, mindfulness of breathing.
Karl’s meditation journey began about 15 years ago. Initially, he believed meditation to be a simple
tool for relaxation but was drawn in by the surprising benefits he started to experience. Although convinced of its potential, his practice was inconsistent for this period.
After some difficult life circumstances a few years ago, Karl began to experience anxiety and approached Stephen for guidance. He found the MIDL skills to be of immediate benefit and began to find lasting relief from his symptoms.
Since that time Karl has received extensive one-on-one training from Stephen on a weekly basis, further enhancing his well-being, meditation experience and skills. He loves to share what he has learnt with people who seek to improve their lives in the same way that he has.
MIDL is an open and transparent insight meditation system that is meant to be shared within communities such as yours. MIDL has been designed to develop and create opportunities for those who would like to deepen their own meditation practice through sharing/teaching others.
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