Ken Reed, is an author/mindfulness teacher and director of Wisdom Garden Institute. He tours and gives mindfulness/meditation classes and talks around the U.S. He spent a number of years as filmmaker, war-zone journalist, explorer, spiritual seeker, former monk, world traveler, developer of digital education systems and competitive distance runner. He is a successful Bay Area family man who draws on a lifetime of rich experience not as a scholar but as an adventurer, a man searching for meaning and willing to taunt life by living on the edge to share his conclusions in his second book: The Art of Falling Back Upon Oneself and The Yoga of Lies (Wisdom Garden Books). His first Book, The Silent Sage, is now in its 2nd printing.