(Theodore K. Phelps)
Ted Phelps began studies in meditation and Eastern culture in 1970 while working on
his degree in psychology at Yale. He has practiced a variety of meditative
forms including Zen, Tai Chi, Transcendental Meditation, and Centering
Prayer and has taught meditation, both as a fulltime profession and as a
community service since 1972.
In 1994 he formulated the Natural Meditation method for
those who do not want to meditate in religious or cultural settings and
founded Natural Meditation Initiatives in 2000. He lives near the
Berkshires in New York with his wife and daughter and is
Information Security Officer for the State University of
•A Personal Note
The author's preface to A Course in Meditation describes some
of the origins, of the course and the reasons for his work in meditation
and personal practice.