Meath Conlan was born (1947) in Western Australia. During his Asian travels in the 1960s and 1970s he commenced meditating in Thailand. Long active in inter-religious dialogue, Meath was, in 1988, invited by H. H. The Dalai Lama of Tibet to present a series of lectures on the history, development and practice of Christian contemplation. He lived for some time with the late Dom Bede Griffiths at Saccidananda ashram in South India. As well as Dom Bede, his teachers in meditation have included the late Hugo Enomiya Lassalle, Ama Samy, Sri Goenka and Thomas Keating. Meath is a Spiritual Director in private practice, a retreat director, and published author. Though based in Perth, Australia, Meath travels wherever there is a need for his spiritual ministry.