Dania Percy, Provisional Psychologist, completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) with distinction in Neuroscience and Psychology in 2006. Dania conducted theoretical research into understanding the neural basis of consciousness, perception, emotions, decision making and attention with world famous Professors such as Christof Koch & Antonio Damasio – at top neuroscience labs in the world including Caltech. She started a PhD in Neurology and quit after completing the course work to continue her life’s quest to understand how and why we form a conscious representation of reality – through contemplative, introspective and mindfulness based approaches.
Michael Percy studied Commerce, English Literature and History, and graduated from U.W.A. with a B.Arts (1st Class Hons) in 2000. From 1995 to 2000 he studied mindfulness intensively in centres across Australia and NZ. After meeting Ajahn Brahm in 2000, he was inspired to ordain as a monk at Bodhinyana, south of Perth, in 2001. He served as Ajahn Brahm’s personal secretary for 3 years, taught mindfulness in Prisons, Centres across Australia, spoke at conferences in NSW, public talks and workshops in Singapore as well as a number of cities in India. Michael left monastic life in 2008. Since 2010 Michael has been caretaker, with his wife Dania Percy, of Jhana Grove Meditation Retreat Centre in Serpentine, where they facilitate booked out retreats. Michael has also worked in healthcare at Royal Perth Hospital, and as a consultant specializing in Epicor ERP Financial Management. Michael is a certified Senior Trainer and Consultant with The Potential Project – the global gold standard in Corporate Based Mindfulness Training. Michael is passionate about sharing his understanding and training in mindfulness with as broad an audience as possible – showing the way to greater focus, clarity, relaxation, health and happiness.
What inspires us to get up in the morning? It’s to continually develop our hearts and mind towards goodness and freedom. Not just ourselves- but to provide meaningful value to as many people whose lives we can touch. We get joy and inspiration when we can positively impact and support others awareness of their own mind. For others realization that they no longer need to be a slave of previous habits that harmed themselves and others, and their realization that they can develop their mind and hearts towards happiness and freedom.
We offer regular mindfulness, relaxation and wellness retreats. Online and in person. We are happy to support you in your journey of personal empowerment.
Guided Loving Kindness Meditation – Michael Percy, March 22, 2015
We invite you to support us in our mission to raise awareness at a global level of the benefits of kindness, compassion, harmony and mindfulness meditation. When you support us, it will give us the resources to provide free training and support to those who would not have the possibility to be exposed otherwise – like free online meditation classes, teaching at schools, prisons, the Department for Child Protection, free live classes in Perth, and concessions offered on our retreats for those on low incomes or recovering from serious illnesses.