This is an interesting and inspiring read. It’s the story of Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of the meditation app Headspace. Which is now a $100m meditation firm.
When he was 22, Andy was standing outside a London pub when a drunk driver ploughed into a group of his friends, killing two of them.
A few months later his stepsister died in a cycling accident, and then an ex-girlfriend passed away during surgery.
Andy was doing a sports science degree at the time, but amid the grief he dropped out. Seeking a complete life change, he decided to travel to the Himalayas to train as a Buddhist monk.
He ended up spending the next 10 years as a monk, which took him all over Asia, and involved him meditating for up to 16 hours a day. He says that the meditation helped him come to terms with everything.
Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49394848