Recently, I sat in a room with 280+ men, accompanied with my eldest son and his friend to discuss suicide rates and depression amongst men in Australia. I listened and watched men who recounted stories and personal experiences of their lives. We all gathered together in response to several young men who tragically took their own life recently in my local area. I was absolutely horrified to learn that seven men take their life in Australia every day through suicide. It saddened me deeply and sparked an intense need to take action and share the gift and skill I was given many years ago.

For many years I have studied and practiced meditation for my own purposes, now I want to share this technique with other men so that they can access the same tool that I was fortunate to be gifted 20 years ago.

This is an introduction into meditation but I also see this as an opportunity to ‘open the door’ with men and to start a dialogue, bringing down barriers to enable us to talk openly and providing a tool which can support and nurture us.

“You can’t change whats going on around you, until you change what’s going on within you”

About me

My name is Jason Partington, I am 48 years old. born in Adelaide, I have lived in Sydney for 20 years and have called Avalon Beach home for the last eight years.

20 years ago, I was on a self absorbed journey which was filled with negativity and left me depressed and regularly reaching for alcohol (amongst other addictions) to escape my life and solve my problems. My ego was out of control and I didn’t know who I was and what to live for … I was a lost soul, and was about to lose everything… when I hit rock bottom.

Fortunately a close friend recommended a meditation course called ‘lifting the veil’… This one pamphlet that she gave me changed my life from that point on. You might say… she saved my life.

At the end of the day, I am NO GURU or spiritual teacher… I am a regular Aussie bloke just seeking to live life as best he can, support his family and friends and find daily happiness.

What I can tell you is this, meditation is now a mainstay in my life and has put me on a better path. It is a tool I use every day and which brings me great relief, makes me a better person and helps me to find a level of happiness and peace.

I have a massive desire to pass this precious gift on.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Jason

About me

My name is Jason Partington, I am 47 years old. born in Adelaide, I have lived in Sydney for 20 years and have called Avalon Beach home for the last eight years.

20 years ago, I was on a self absorbed journey which was filled with negativity and left me depressed and regularly reaching for alcohol (amongst other addictions) to escape my life and solve my problems. My ego was out of control and I didn’t know who I was and what to live for … I was a lost soul, and was about to lose everything… when I hit rock bottom.

Fortunately a close friend recommended a meditation course called ‘lifting the veil’… This one pamphlet that she gave me changed my life from that point on. You might say… she saved my life.

At the end of the day, I am NO GURU or spiritual teacher… I am a regular aussie bloke just seeking to live life as best he can, support his family and friends and find daily happiness.

What I can tell you is this, meditation is now a mainstay in my life and has put me on a better path. It is a tool I use every day and which brings me great relief, makes me a better person and helps me to find a level of happiness and peace.

I have a massive desire to pass this precious gift on.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Jason