John has over fifty years' experience of Zen Buddhist practice, initially grounded in the Japanese Soto Zen tradition and, more recently, learning from the approach taken by the Vietnamese Zen teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh.
As part of the Multifaith Chaplaincy, John is here for all students and staff – whatever their beliefs – for support, advice or an informal chat. If you'd like someone to talk to, you want to know more about Buddhism, or you have a particular question, issue or belief you'd like to discuss, John will listen, provide support and advise when he can.
John is an artist, poet and author. He has guided many meditation groups, and run seminars and workshops on Buddhism, creativity, the arts and mindful meditation. He works closely with:
He also guides Mindful Meditation sessions for staff and is a member of the Exeter Community of Interbeing.
You can find out more about John's background on his website, John Danvers Art.