Bodhipaksa was born in Scotland and currently lives and teaches in New Hampshire. He is a Buddhist teacher and author who has been practicing within the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order since 1982. He has been a member of the Western Buddhist Order since 1993. Bodhipaksa has been examining and sharing fake Buddha quotes since 2003, most recently on the website fakebuddhaquotes.com. He runs the online meditation center Wildmind (www.wildmind.org) to promote awareness of the positive effects of meditation and has a particular interest in teaching meditation in prisons.