My name is Riccardo and I am a qualified Meditation and Mindfulness teacher. By setting up this website, I want to try to find and keep in touch with people whose desire is to attain more peace, more energy and more freedom in their lives.
Meditation has been my companion for more than 12 years now, leading the way to a very enjoyable and interesting experience of life. Nothing like meditation could have made all these years more exciting and fulfilling. It has been helping me to explore my habits, my conditionings, my frustrations and so on. Together, we have walked through stress, pains, worries, joy, pleasure, satisfactions and dissatisfactions; no doubts we will keep walking on. I do believe that meditation is the strongest and, also the cheapest, of all the medicines. Meditation like medication. For me, it has been the most powerful healer.
I now want to share the benefits I have been experiencing with people whose desire is to explore this powerful life-improving tool. Thus, after attending the intensive Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher Training I regularly run Meditation and Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Meditation and Mindfulness for Insight courses in Cambridge (CamYoga and Orchard Park Community Centre) as well as meditation-and-mindfulness-based drop-in sessions. Also, I have been running seminars on Mindfulness Stress Reduction for organisations including the Department of Pathology of the Cambridge University and Education First (EF). I run regular drop-in sessions for different companies in Cambridge and at CamYoga studio. The Mindfulness Teacher Training Program I attended is accredited by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA). That means that the training course as a globally-recognized credential in the field of mindfulness instruction. I have recently been interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (my short interview is at 1 hour and 20 minutes)
The teacher training I did is rooted in the Rinzai Zen tradition. Rinzai Zen has been teaching meditation for centuries in order to boost physical and mental health and wellbeing, as well as to gain insights and Self-understanding. Zenways is the organisation behind my training and its founder is Daizan Roshi, the first British person to become a Zen Master in the Rinzai tradition of Zen Buddhism.
I am myself a practising Zen student and I am a Zen Junior teacher in training under the guidance of Zen Master JULIAN DAIZAN SKINNER. I enjoy more than ever to keep exploring into the mystery of this amazing human experience.
I have a BA degree in Philosophy with Spanish and an MA degree in Communication studies.