Matt Gluck Background
I was born in 1967 and live in Hertfordshire. These are labels, which when I associate too closely with, restrict me.
Life teaches me in the now. As a young boy on holiday, bathing in the ecstasy of sharing free time in the sun with family, my mantra used to be, “now, now, now, this is happening now!” in an attempt to eternalise the moment. I guess it did, although I now understand the mantra is a tool to be discarded eventually.
I am not this body, this flesh which dissolves and renews itself without my asking. I am not the 'Yoga teacher' dude that I would like to think that I am.
I offer obeisance to my Guru Sathya Sai Baba, without whom none of this would have been possible for me and to whom I bow as a manifestation of the Great Adinath Yogi ~ Lord Siva...... I thus pay homage to the entire lineage of the Nath tradition, all in the same vein. I honour and revere my preceptor Abbot Seh Koh San of the Shaolin Temple Singapore for passing to me his great wisdom and compassion via my Sifus of the Shaolin School Nam Pai Chuan, here in the United Kingdom. In particular I thank Chris Lai and Jeff Guishard for being true Sifus... amazing teachers, friends and father figures. I offer thanks to Master Chia of the Universal Tao Thailand and his friend and teacher Kris Deva North here in the UK for their love and wisdom, which helped me to 'gaze back and look for the moon', which I have firmly in my sights again.
These souls I list here were the signposts along the road for this weary traveller to remember 'home' is truth and love and that to seek the Tao, while loving all as fully awakened Buddhas, is the most important thing in life.
Finally I honour my parents Michael and Jackie Gluck, who raised me to know the difference between right and wrong and inspire me to be my best self. You are always holding my hands and the voice of my conscience - no words can express how much I love you x:)