Andy Puddicombe



About Andy

In his early twenties Andy was a typical student. Midway through earning a Sports Science degree, when life took a series of sudden turns, he made the radical decision to give it all up and set off to Asia to become a Buddhist monk. Over the next decade, Andy studied as a lay-person and novice monk in the traditions of South East Asia, and then took full ordination in the Kagyu Lineage of Tibet. When Andy returned to the UK he had one goal in mind: to demystify meditation and make it accessible to all. After several years in private practice, Andy launched Headspace with co-founder Rich Pierson. The Headspace app now reaches a community of more than 42 million members in 190 countries. Andy, Rich and the dedicated team at Headspace are delivering on their mission to improve happiness and health around the world.