Maitreyabandhu is an experienced teacher and a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. Ordained in 1990, he has published articles on Buddhism and meditation in the UK and abroad, as well as two books on Buddhism and a collection of poetry.
Maitreyabandhu is a published poet, winning the Keats-Shelley Prize and the Basil Bunting Award. His first collection The Crumb Road
(Bloodaxe Books, 2013) is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. You can read a Guardian review, here.
Maitreyabandhu has worked in such diverse fields as the visual arts, opera and alternative health, and has often presented Buddhism in the media, including television and radio.
He is the founding director of Breathing Space, the London Buddhist Centre's health and wellbeing programme. He lives and works at London Buddhist Centre in the East End of London.
Maitreyabandhu on Thicker Than Blood