Ray Brooks is a British author and public speaker on the subject of non-duality. He gives private and group talks throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, India and Canada, sharing his direct experience of the “natural state” through simple self-inquiry. Ray is also the author of Blowing Zen: Finding an Authentic Life, (Ich Ging den weg der Zen Flote, German edition), a musician and recording artist who is internationally respected in the world of shakuhachi music. He has studied with many great shakuhachi masters and performed throughout Japan and overseas. Sharing a passion for travel and adventure with his wife Dianne, they have explored the world together and spend most of their winters living in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas.