Author Ian Prattis - a poet and scholar, peace and environmental activist - has trained with Masters in Buddhist, Vedic and Shamanic traditions and gives dharma talks, seminars and retreats around the world.
He is the founder of Friends for Peace - a coalition of meditation, peace and environmental groups that works for peace and planetary care and also the resident teacher of a Buddhist meditation community in Ottawa, Canada - the Pine Gate Sangha.
He encourages people to find their true nature, so that humanity and the world may be renewed. As a Professor of Anthropology and Religion he teaches courses on Ecology, Symbols, Engaged Buddhism and Meditation Systems. The meditation teacher is not separate from the professor or the global citizen.