Darren Littlejohn is author of the bestselling book, The 12-Step Buddhist (Atria\Beyond Words 2009).  As a Technical Writer, Darren’s work is precise and clear. A technical support specialist since 1990, Darren has experience in systems administration, back-end and phone support, statistical packages and databases. He writes how-to, proposal, memo, email and web content and more in the client’s preferred style (Chicago, MS, Yahoo). See the Portfolio page for recent examples.

As a 30 year student of Buddhism he’s clocked over 1000 retreat hours with Zen and Tibetan Masters. He’s studied Dharma in Europe, Mexico, Canada and at home in the US. His list of teachers is long, but his main teachers are Joko Beck, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. He’s a certified yoga teacher and has completed three levels (over 400 hours) of training with Core Power Yoga and others. Darren is an energy healer who uses Reiki, Peruvian Shamanic and Tibetan healing techniques. He studied Shamanism for two years with Rosemary Beam, Christina Pratt and others.

Darren has conducted meditation and yoga retreats in Oregon and California for years and has carried his inspirational message to more than 25 cities nationwide. He’s appeared in the New York Times, TVs Extra and several magazines and podcasts. He podcasts on iTunes with over 100,000 downloads and writes regularly for the Huffington Post.