Buddhist author and broadcaster Alison Murdoch has catalogued paintings for Sotheby’s, established emergency night shelters for homeless people, organised happiness conferences, been a TEDx speaker, and run workshops in Asia, Australasia, Central and North America, and Europe.
As Director of several charities and NGOs she turned a Grade II listed London courthouse into the vibrant Jamyang Buddhist Centre, set up the first-ever national network of day centres for homeless people in the UK, created a catering service for refugees, and designed a research project on begging that sparked national debate. She also once smuggled herself into Tibet in the back of a lorry…
She is the former Director of Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London and of the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom, a London-based NGO founded in 2005 with the Dalai Lama as its patron.
Alison is the co-author of 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life and a contributor to Prayer for the Day I & II. Her radio appearances include Good Morning Sunday, Woman’s Hour, Moral Maze, Beyond Belief, Prayer for the Day, and the Chris Evans Show. Her book, Bed 12 (published May 2017) is a memoir written in the form of a thriller about the time when Alison’s husband fell suddenly ill with viral encephalitis and spent 5 weeks in a life-threatening coma.