Charlie has been a self taught lucid dreamer since the age of 17 and a practicing Buddhist for the past 7 years (after taking refuge in 2003 with Akong Rinpoche) but he only began to teach lucid dreaming within the context of Tibetan Buddhism in late 2008, at the personal request of his mentor and well known meditation teacher Rob Nairn.
Soon after accepting Robâ€™s request to teach, Charlie received the traditional Tibetan Buddhist â€œauthorisation to teachâ€ from Venerable Lama Yeshe Losal which apart from being a great honour to have received at 25 years old, was also a valuable seal of approval from such a highly regarded Lama.
Since then he has run several lucid dreaming weekends and weekly courses at the Kagyu Samye Dzong London Buddhist centre, a 3 week tour of South Africa, a 3 city tour of Italy (confirmed for October 2010) and numerous UK teaching weekends as well as continuing work on a book about the subject which is being edited by Rob Nairn.
After cutting his teeth as a professional actor and scriptwriter in his early 20â€™s Charlie became founder and Creative Director of the performance collective and dance company called THROWDOWN who run creative workshops for â€œhard to reachâ€ young people and regularly tour Europe showcasing everything from street poetry to breakdance! Charlie now splits his time between running THROWDOWN, writing his book on Lucid Dreaming and of course leading lucid dreaming workshops