Visu Teoh has been practising Buddhist meditation and following the Buddha’s Teachings since 1982. He was born on the island of Penang in Malaysia, in 1953. He was a journalist for 12 years and a Buddhist monk (Visuddhacara) for 17 years before he returned to the lay life in 2003. He trained as a monk with several meditation masters, notably Sayadaw U Pandita, Sayadaw U Lakkhana, Sayadaw U Jatila and Ven Sujiva.
He is married to Barbara Grey who is German and for some years now they have been dividing their time between Penang and Europe. Visu leads metta and vipassana retreats wherever he is invited. He is the author of several books including “Curbing Anger Spreading Love,” “Drinking Tea Living Life: Applying Mindfulness in Everyday Life and Critical Times”, “Loving and Dying” and “Hello with Love and Other Meditations” and “Metta Meditation and Positive Attitudes.”
Visu’s emphasis in his teaching is on the integration of the Dhamma in everyday life while on our journey towards Enlightenment. Visu stresses the importance of living lightly, happily, peacefully, and joyfully in the present moment while striving towards the final goal of Nibbana – the end of greed, hatred, and delusion.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
- Leo F. Buscaglia