Jeff Warren, is a writer and meditation instructor. He started teaching summer workshops at Lama Foundation five years ago. His primary subject is the mind – mostly neuroscience and contemplative philosophy – made fun and accessible. He is the author of The Head Trip (Random House 2007), a travel guide to sleeping, dreaming and meditation that critics called “enchanting,” “hilarious,” and “long.” He is a former producer for CBC Radio’s The Current and Ideas and has written for The New York Times, The New Scientist, Discover, and The Globe and Mail among others. He currently writes a regular column about the shifting experience of consciousness for Psychology Tomorrow, and has won awards for his writing on whales and psychedelics, which are never to be mixed, for obvious reasons.