I have practised with Patrick for years beginning while he was teaching Pali on staff in Buddhist Studies at the University of Queensland with Dr. Primoz Pecenko, and onwards when he was guiding teacher at the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre.
Lost contact for a while but then reconnected when I was at the 4th Global Conference on Buddhism and he was one of the invited Guest speakers.
I will be attending two consecutive retreats with him in May this year, and am looking forward to it immensely.
Rather than starting a thread on DhammaWheel, why don’t you simply contact Patrick and discuss your perceptions/reservations with him?
He always teaches and publishes under his real name, and can be contacted at the following sites:
His website is: http://www.dharmasalon.net/home.html
And he can be emailed at: [email protected]