Thomas McConkie is the founder of Lower Lights School of Wisdom, an organization born of his deep love for the world's Wisdom traditions. Raised Christian, at the age of 18 Thomas was initiated into Buddhism and has been practicing steadily the last 25 years. He is trained as a developmental researcher, group facilitator and mindfulness teacher. He hosts the Lower Lights Sangha near Portland, Oregon and has been featured on NPR, Religion News Service, Tricycle Magazine and the 10% Happier Podcast with Dan Harris.
Thomas is currently doing research and writing on transformative spiritual practice at Harvard University.