Simon at a Meditation Retreat


Simon Timm is a mindfulness and meditation teacher and the author of the book An Introduction to the Self Salutation: How to Resolve Negative Emotions Through Mindfulness Meditation.

Simon spent most of his college years battling depression. Unwilling to spend the rest of his life on Prozac, he searched for another way of living with himself. The way he found was meditation. After college, Simon moved into a Hindu ashram and spent sixteen years as a monk.

When Simon left the monastic life in 2011, he recognized the need for a meditation practice to help resolve the negative feelings within him—rather than just help lift above them. This prompted him to explore different modalities of personal transformation and ultimately to develop the Self Salutation.

Simon has a Masters in Religion from Yale. He currently lives with his spouse, Allyson, in the Washington, DC metro area.