Theodore K. (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 with the self-paced online
instruction. He wrote and publishes the book, A Course in Meditation
and created the instructional audio CD Natural Meditation: A Guided
Launch. He lives near the
Berkshires in New York with his wife where he practices various art forms
(painting, acting, poetry, music) and organizational information security.
He was (now retired) the Chief
Information Security Officer for the State University of
New York for 10 years.