Being Aware Joyfully

About Nicholas Coleman

He is a minor mystic and a Master-Teacher.

Nicholas has studied the World’s religions and lived the spiritual life for over forty years. Born into an Irish Catholic family in the early 1950s, he took initiation in Tibetan Buddhism in his mid-20s. Dr Coleman received his PhD in philosophy of religion from the University of Cambridge in 1990 for original research into the nature of spiritual reality and the mind of God. In 1991—92 Nicholas was Golda Meir Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Philosophy Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Dr Coleman is currently Head of Religious Education at Wesley College, Melbourne, and a teacher of VCE Religion and Society at CAE. His honorary positions include Vice-President of the Australian Association for Religious Education (Vic), Deputy Director of The Interfaith Centre of Mel­bourne, and International Interfaith Coordinator of Unity in Diversity Inc. Books by Nicholas Coleman on philosophy and World Religion studies include Studies of Religion (2006) Science Press, The Worlds of Religion (1999) McGraw-Hill, The Journey of the Soul (1996) Leftbank and Perennial Philosophy today (1994) Leftbank.

Nicholas has presented papers on topics in philosophy, religion, spirituality and education at conferences in Australia, Indonesia and India. He has narrated his spiritual-life-journey in Dust to God (forthcoming). His current writing project is an explanation and defence of the universal and timeless wisdom known as the Perennial Philosophy.

Dr Coleman began leading "Spiritual Experience workshops” in 1996. He founded the School of Spiritual Studies in 2013.