My name is Ian Traynar, and I live in Hampshire, UK. I call myself a Christian, by which I mean the term used in the Bible in Acts 11:26 for followers of Jesus and his teachings. I have had, and continue to have, a wide dialogue with those of different beliefs who are exploring the spiritual journey. In latter years I have felt more comfortable following a contemplative lifestyle and it has been a rediscovery of the power of solitude that has spurred me on. In particular it has been the developing of interior silence that has linked me so elegantly with many other people exploring the same silence.

Below is the relevant chronological history of my spiritual journey to date: