Bird teacher: Karson Wong
‘The presence, patience, compassion and clarity I have cultivated through meditation have helped me live my life authentically and connect with others and the world more fully.’
Karson Wong

Karson Wong

Karson is an IMTA certified mindfulness teacher. He is also a certified teacher for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Performance Enhancement, Awareness & Knowledge (mPEAK). Karson has extensive experience in teaching mindfulness practices to working professionals and athletes. He loves sport climbing, singing, practices yoga and natural movements. Prior to setting up his own business, Karson worked in the higher education sector. He graduated from City University of Hong Kong and is a Masters in Psychology candidate at University of Glasgow.

When did you start meditating?

I began meditating in 2013 after a rough, stressful transition into starting my own business, coupled with knee ACL injuries and a break-up. Stress, uncertainty, loneliness, physical and emotional pain led me to explore meditation.

Why do you meditate?

Whenever I face doubts, feel lost or shattered, mindfulness meditation is the practice that grounds me in the present with inner peace. The presence, patience, compassion and clarity I have cultivated through meditation have helped me live my life authentically and connect with others and the world more fully.

What is your meditation tip?

When I need some fresh ideas, I go for a short walk with the intention to invite creativity and open my awareness to receive all sorts of experiences including sensations, sounds, smell, visuals from the surrounding. This mindful "wandering" has been a nice source of inspiration for me.

Book recommendations

Full Catastrophe Living (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
Real Happiness (Sharon Salzberg)
Self-Compassion (Kristin Neff)
The Mindful Athlete (George Mumford)
Altered Traits (Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson)
Aware (Daniel J. Siegel)