David Rycroft is director of international education charity Mind with Heart.
He has twenty years' experience as a teacher and educator, including eight years at La Sainte Union School, a Catholic Girls' 11-18 school part of the LaSwap consortium in London, UK.
David is also president of Rigpé Yeshé, a French association running summer retreats for children and teenagers to cultivate self-awareness and social & emotional skills.
He has an MA in Buddhist Studies from Sunderland University and has studied and practised mindfulness and compassion since 1994.
He who binds to himself a Joy,
Does the winged life destroy;
He who kisses the Joy as it flies,
Lives in Eternity's sunrise.