My name is Riccardo and I am a qualified Zen 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 11 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 conditioning, my frustrations and my beliefs. Together, we have walked through stress, pains, worries, joy, pleasure and satisfaction; 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 enjoying thanks to meditation with people whose desire is to explore this powerful life-improving tool. Thus, after attending the intensive Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher Training I began to run Meditation and Mindfulness for Wellbeing courses (CamYoga and Orchard Park Community Centre) as well as meditation-and-mindfulness-based drop-in sessions. Also, I have been running one-off seminars for organisations including the Department of Pathology of the University of Cambridge as well as regular drop-in sessions for different companies. 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.
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. The Mindfulness Teacher Training Program which I attended has just been accredited by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA).
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.