Mark Westmoquette is a mindful stargazing expert, astronomer, author and Zen teacher. Mark holds a PhD in Astrophysics and was a professional astronomer before switching gears, and now teaches yoga and mindfulness full-time. Mark has been studying Zen with Master Daizan Skinner for over 10 years. In 2015 he spent a period as a Zen monk and in 2016 he was given permission to teach dharma. He is the author of three books about mindful stargazing: Mindful Thoughts for Stargazers, Stars: A Practical Guide to the Key Constellations and The Mindful Universe. His latest book Zen and the Art of Dealing with Difficult People was published in December.