Vishvapani became a Buddhist aged 14. He edited Dharma Life magazine for nine years and broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Thought for the Day’ . He is editor of Challenging Times: Stories of Buddhist Practice When Things Get Tough (Windhorse Publications, 2006) and author of Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One (Quercus, 2011). He lives in Cardiff with his wife and son and teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through Mindfulness in Action. See more writing by Vishvapani at www.wiseattention.org.