Robert Piper is a is a speaker, writer, meditation instructor, and creator of monkinthecity.com. He studied with a Taoist monk for nine and half years, and traveled extensively to Asia and Australia in search of other meditation teachers. He has spent over a decade researching, studying, and collecting information on various meditation systems of Asia. He writes for Origin Magazine, Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen, and The Huffington Post. Robert is currently in the process of writing a book on meditation to make the topic more accessible for stress relief, health, and happiness.