Timothy Wong is a teacher of consciousness and meditation, guiding individuals and organizations to embrace change through the practice of mindfulness (self-regulation of attention and frame of reference to an experience).
Timothy’s spiritual growth began at very young age. His earliest impression was following his Grandmother to worship and later be playing with his toys reenacting the service. He spent spiritual periods in the Episcopalian, Evangelical and Apostolic expressions of Christianity as well as being a novice in the Esoteric Arts. He received a calling during his teenage years but instead completed a degree in Philosophy and Psychology. After graduation, Timothy lost himself to the charms and lessons of the world. During this period he began exploring Buddhism and Islam. Eventually leading to mysticism and settling into Advaita Vedanta (non-dualism).
Timothy was initiated as a teacher of consciousness in 2003 on becoming a trainer for the Art of Living Foundation. He was initiated as a teacher of Sahaj Samadhi Meditation in 2012. As an international faculty member and trainer for the Foundation, he shares a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world, where individuals have the opportunity to maximize their potential for personal and spiritual growth and contribute towards creating a One-World-Family. Timothy is committed to help fulfil this vision and to support needy people through charitable, humanitarian and educational projects. Inherent to this vision is the creation of a sense of belonging amongst people of all religions, cultures and backgrounds, recognising that these teachings are universal.
Timothy shares his spiritual knowledge and experience with audiences from diverse personal backgrounds, thinking and traditions. Drawing on his own extensive professional and personal exposure, Timothy brings a unique multicultural and multidisciplinary perspective to spiritual development, which he often refers to as “moments of self-discovery”. His contemporary approach allows him to present spiritual knowledge with clarity and practical relevance, making it accessible and engaging.
Timothy has conducted leadership training programs on mindfulness for executive teams at the World Bank, ANZ Bank, Shangri-la Hotels & Resorts, Khimji Group and among others. These programs guide participants towards achieving personal excellence and inner harmony, which ultimately enhances performance and effectiveness within complex organization structures. In addition, he also acts as a facilitator for regional faculty refreshers for the Art of Living Foundation, and is regularly consulted by other faculty members for advice on their own personal growth.
Timothy travels widely to share his knowledge and is dedicated to enriching the lives of people through the teachings and programs of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, his spiritual Master and Inspiration.
In his professional experience, Timothy has built a solid reputation in Asia for developing thought-leadership platforms and providing high-level event solutions for the corporate and government sectors. Having developed many of these from scratch he understands the unique challenges and drivers for building and sustaining thought-leadership platforms, managing diverse teams and stakeholder interests.
Over his career Timothy has worked with The Economist Conferences and Dow Jones Asia Dialogue; founded BusinessWeek Events/DNM Strategies which he helped build into the leading organizer of CEO and other business leader events in Asia and the Middle East; and served as Education Director, Asia Pacific and MENA for the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a role he developed which was later mirrored in other regions. He has also been Director of Marketing Communications, Asia Pacific at UBS Wealth Management.
In the Arts community, Timothy volunteers as a gallery docent at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, helping to further the public’s understanding and appreciation of its collections and exhibitions.
Timothy is a graduate from the University of Sydney in Philosophy and Psychology.