Dru Peers

By Dru Peers

I first heard about meditation over the radio.

A Buddhist monk was talking about the mind being a “still forest pool” where many animals came to drink, but in itself is always calm. Suffering from acute existential angst at the time, I bought a DIY book on meditation and sat twice a day, every day, for half an hour. I am now a meditation teacher in the Celtic Buddhist tradition and more chilled about it.

Meditation remains an excellent practice but I now know that it cannot by itself undo the ego. A replacement thought system is needed to free ourselves from the ego’s thought system, even though the latter can sometimes sound very spiritual. In 2011, after 21 years in a Trappist monastery, I left the silence of the enclosure, intent on helping others. I founded the Order of the Longing Look, which encourages meditation but also describes the thought system that will help more effectively to peel off the onion layers of ego, thereby freeing us more quickly into the limitless peace and innocence we already are.


 

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Andrew "Dru" Peers

Columnist at The Tattooed Buddha
Andrew 'Dru' Peers is of Anglo-Irish stock. A punk rocker in his teens, he later gained a degree in law. He spent 20 years in Trappist monasteries in England, Ireland and the Netherlands, where he worked as forester, gave meditation weekends and studied theology and philosophy. He is ex-chair of the MID (Monastic Religious Dialogue) for the Dutch-speaking region (including Flanders) and participated in the 10th Spiritual Exchange visit to Japan in 2005. He has over 30 years of experience in meditation practice and in 2011 returned from America and Ireland qualified to give instruction in meditation in the crazy wisdom lineage of Celtic Buddhism. In 2016 he was made lineage holder in the Celtic Buddhist tradition. In 2017 he was recognised by John Perks, founder of Celtic Buddhism, as Columcille tulku. Dru writes articles on spirituality, offers online consults, guidance for inner journeying, and holds regular workshops. For more information check out his
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