Thupten Lekshe (TL) is a clinical psychologist with wide ranging experience in psychiatry, tertiary education and private practice. He has worked in both inpatient and community settings, and has extensive experience in teaching, supervision and consultation. Alongside his work as a clinical psychologist, TL has been a committed practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. He was ordained as a monk in 2000 with a passion for making contemplative skills more accessible to westerners. He brings a western psychological perspective to his Buddhism and a more contemplative orientation to psychotherapy. He has a special interest in the use of mindfulness based therapies and in contemplative approaches to health and wellbeing.