My birth name is Scott. I grew up in Melbourne and moved to Mandurah with my wife in 2010. THree years later our daughter arrived and although it appeared we were ‘living the dream,’ I would often become frustrated over the littlest of things and affect the people around me. This led to my first meditation class at the Mandurah Meditation and Dharma Centre. I became a regular and experienced a change almost instantly. I then developed an interest in the Dharma as a way to ring this change to the forefront of my everyday life. The Dharmadatu secular western approach to communicating the Buddha’s teachings is something I can relate to. Through testing, trying and constantly questioning the Dharma I recently decided to formally commit myself to the Dharma journey within the context of the Dharmadatu Buddhist Order and Sangha.