Alun Owen was born in Wales, U.K. in 1938. He attended local schools, then Cardiff University where he obtained his B.Sc. in Biology and chemistry. In 1978 he obtained his Master’s Degree in Education at Aberystwyth University, basing his dissertation on the work of Jiddu Krishnamurti. He taught in high schools for thirty years, taking an early retirement in 1990. He then worked in the environmental and nature conservancy field, as well as presenting short programs on Welsh television (in Welsh). His interests include many years involvement with Martial Arts. Alun resides in Wales, where he continues teaching and leading class retreats.