His teachings take an exploratory and natural approach, and focus on the practical application of meditation and mindfulness to our every day lives.
A Brief History
Like most people Dean Crabb started his 20′s wandering and lost and in 1996, on his 21st birthday, he knew something had to change. Deeply unhappy he sought to find a deeper sense of peace and end to the suffering in his life.
After finding meditation, he practiced in earnest with his Teachers, intially Subhana Barzaghi and then John Barter. Then in September 2000, in the early hours of the morning, a profound awakening and clarity revealed itself. In the mindful silence of meditation, a bird called out to the morning sun and in that moment the illusion of self fell away, and all existence was seen as it is. This Right View was a fundamental turning point in his life, one which would guide him through the years that followed.
Dean spent the next decade maturing his wisdom and aligning his day-to-day living experience with this enlightened view. After building a successful career, marrying and having a child, Dean felt it was time to start sharing his understanding with others. In late 2009 he began teaching and shortly after he took up the Buddhist name ‘Jagaro’.
Jagaro takes a practical and explorative approach to the topics discussed in Buddhist mindfulness, meditation and spiritual circles and elaborates on how to apply them to your actual experience of living and perceiving the world.
He uses a balance of techniques, elaborating of the importance of utilizing the full and natural capabilities of the mind in both concentrated and insight forms of meditation. He discusses every day situations and uses simple metaphors to help explain meditation, and urges the importance of examining our experience of reality as the basis for insight and thus wisdom.
As a manager, husband and father, he uses his life experiences to keep his teachings focused on the practical applications of mindfulness meditation in today’s busy world, while also encouraging his students to explore their own spiritual enlightenment. He is the author of the popular meditation blog The Mindful Moment (which is now this site) and also the Founder of the worldwide movement called The Moment of Peace.
Jagaro was raised through his youth as a Christian and later read text from most religious and spiritual faiths. Approaching meditation, Jagaro initially started out doing Zen Buddhism meditation and later became affiliated with the Thai Forest Tradition of Theravada Buddhism and feels a strong connection to their way of practice and lineage. His teacher, John Barter, was a Theravadin monk and student of the meditation master Ajahn Chah.
Jagaro has 14 years of experience in Buddhist meditation and currently teaches in Australia as well as offering guidance to people across the world through the internet. This website is his way of sharing the insights and wisdom gleaned from the meditations and discovery.
Jagaro is a prolific writer and shares his insights and learnings through his blog on this site. He finds it very beneficial for his own practice, clarifying his insights as well as sharing with others so they they may also get benefit from them.
This is his way of sharing and helping and he hopes you enjoy this website and you find it beneficial to your own meditation practice, happiness and peace.
If you’d like Jagaro to write about a topic or have any questions please feel free to email me or comment on the posts.