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Richard Cogswell

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Richard has taught Christian Meditation in East Timor and to parish, youth and community groups.

Richard has been meditating since 1989. He soon became involved in organising meditation events in Sydney and was the State Co-ordinator and the first National Co-ordinator in 1996. He has taught Christian Meditation in East Timor and to parish, youth and community groups. He has led a meditation group in his central Sydney parish of St James’ Anglican Church since 1989 and encouraged the development of three other groups at the parish including one that coincides with a mission to the homeless and marginalised. Since doing the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life over 1987-88 he has been a member of the Christian Life Community and guides a CLC group in his neighbourhood. He is married to Anne who joined him as a meditator in recent years. They have two adult children, James and Claire. Richard is a judge of the NSW District Court sitting in criminal and civil cases in Sydney and on country circuits. In March 2016 he was appointed President of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal. He practises Bikram Yoga and enjoys reading, travel and aged red wine.

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