In Part One

… of this conversation with John Williams, we speak frankly about his promising career in media and how he left it all behind to study Tibetan Buddhism with the Dalai Lama and the teachers of the Dalai Lama’s lineage.

In Part Two

… of the conversation it takes us through the journey to creating Mindful Smoking. And how John has applied the Buddhist principle of ‘mindfulness’ to supporting those with nicotine (and other drugs of ) addiction to give up their harmful habits.

John’s work

You can read about John’s Mindful Smoking program here. The program is free. There are five steps which he explains in full and you can see what it’s all about immediately. I’d suggest you listen to the podcast first to understand why John does this for free and the beautiful tradition that supports his work.

You can find John on twitter too.

John has presented his work at two international conferences recently:

22nd Harm Reduction International Conference (Beirut)

6th International Conference on Drugs and Young People (Melbourne)

and was very warmly received by both the hosts and the attendees.

I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation.

In Context with John Williams (Pt 1) by Pomegranate02 on Mixcloud

 

 

In Context with John Williams (Pt 2) by Pomegranate02 on Mixcloud

This was originally uploaded to RumbleUnderground.com 5th June 2011.

(Photo supplied by John Williams.)