Oliver began studying Buddhism and practicing mindfulness meditation in 2005. In 2007, he attended his first silent ten-day meditation retreat at Suan Mokh Buddhist Monastery in Thailand. Daily meditation practice, Buddhist study, and silent retreats have been a major part of his life ever since. He’s a member of the Toronto groups Satipañña Insight Meditation and The Consciousness Explorers Club. Considering himself a lifelong student, he’s completed programs with Satipañña Insight Meditation and The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and is currently part of a two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification program through The Awareness Training Institute and Greater Good Science Center (UC Berkeley).
His current focus is the mind-body relationship and unlocking the great potential available in their reconnection. Through sharing his love for meditation study and practice, he hopes others will discover a greater sense of ease, joy and contentment in their lives.