Michael’s interest in spirituality began at an early age and was first introduced to meditation in the late 80’s.  He started coming to Sunyata in 2008 where he was introduced to the teachings of the Thai Forest tradition. He was immediately struck by the ease at which Ajahn Sumedho communicated the profound teaching of the path to liberation.

Michael became a director on the board of trustees at Sunyata in 2009 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in December 2011.

Michael is also the current manager of the Centre.