About the Author

I am the Director of St Antony’s Priory, a retreat centre in Durham, and the founder of ‘Just Meditation’ and the Newcastle Meditation Centre (2016-20).

My books are mostly about spirituality and meditation practice.

I have a PhD in Buddhist philosophy from Cambridge, and I am an Anglican priest. Meditation has been a central part of my life for many years, and I have studied and practised extensively within both Buddhist and Christian monastic traditions since the 1990s.

In 2014 I created Just Meditation in order to develop a distinctive approach to the learning and practice of meditation that is simple, accessible and inclusive: everyday meditation for everyone.

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Books by Nicholas Buxton

A selection of my publications

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I have always wanted to be a writer and am constantly jotting down ideas and thinking of future projects.  

Current plans include an audio lecture series on the Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna, a book that will explore the idea of Christianity as a spiritual path, and a follow up book about meditation entitled ‘More than Just Meditation’.

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Just Meditation: everyday meditation for everyone, Durham: Magic Monastery, 2020.

The Wilderness Within: Meditation and Modern Life, London: Canterbury Press, 2014.

Ed. with R. Noake, Religion, Society and God: The Role of Faith in Contemporary Britain, London: SCM Press, 2013.

Tantalus and the Pelican: Exploring Monastic Spirituality Today, London: Continuum Books, 2009.

Audio Books

The Wisdom of the Desert, Wise Studies, 2018.

Articles and Chapters

Prayer for the Day Vol II: 365 Inspiring Daily Reflections (contributor), London: Watkins Publishing, 2016.

Prayer for the Day Vol I: 365 Inspiring Daily Reflections (contributor), London: Watkins Publishing, 2014.

‘Creating the Sacred: Artist as Priest, Priest as Artist’ in Arya, R. (Ed.), Contemplations of the Spiritual in Art, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2013.

Review of Laura Belém and Shaeron Caton-Rose, Art and Christianity 71 (2012): 9-10.

Review of Air and Aether, Liverpool Cathedral, Art and Christianity 65 (2011): 15.

‘Not Exactly a Selling Point: Religion and Reality TV’ in Thomas, L. (Ed.), Religion, Consumerism and Sustainability: Paradise Lost? London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

‘Seeing the Self as Other: Televising Religious Experience’ in Deacy, C. and Arweck, E. (Eds), Exploring Religion and the Sacred in a Media Age, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009.

‘Stability’ in Holdaway, G. (Ed.), The Oblate Life: A Handbook for Spiritual Formation, Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2008.

‘The Crow and the Coconut: Accident, coincidence, and causation in the Yogavasistha.’ Philosophy East & West 56 (2006): 393-409.

Review of G. Fields, ‘Religious Therapeutics: Body and Health in Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra’ (New York 2001) Mental Health, Religion & Culture 6 (2003): 103-105.

‘Is Jung’s view of God a non-realist one?’  Filozofija 2 (2002): 71-82.

Visit my page on Amazon

All titles available now in paperback and kindle from Amazon

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