Master, Dr, Tony Tenzin Malone BA(Hons), BSc, MA, Phd. Born 1979, London. Studied art at KIAD, Now the University College of Art, between 1997 & 2003 graduating in Visual Communications, after he then studied Buddhist Philosophy in Vajrayana Buddhism with monasteries in Nepal & India where he developed his understanding of Tea Blending & Tea Cultures. Later receiving the title of “Master” in GongFu for his work in using ChaDao – The way of Tea- as a means of achieving peaceful dialogues.
A passionate volunteer for the Scouting Movement, as an Explorer Sea Scout Leader & National Inclusion Advisor in the U.K.
Internationally he is a member of the World Scouting, Equality, Diversity and Human Rights team working on delivering policy and actives for the 50 Million Scouts around the world all working together to create a better world.
Recently he has ended his term as a volunteer UNHCR advisor on the rights of Youth Refugees around the world.
A professional artist for over 25 years his watercolour work, with an emphasis on sea and landscapes, has been exhibited internationally, often overlapping with his passion for human rights leading to exciting and awareness raising of contemporary subjects using art forms to as part training tool and part activism.
As respected international expert in Equality, Diversity and Human Rights. He attributes his unique approach for motivating and discussing rights to people as a desire to want to bring people together fairly, equally and creatively to form friendships.
In Buddhism he currently has over 50 students worldwide whom he teaches both tea culture, history and ceremonies to use Buddhist techniques to bring people together for reflection and friendships. This has developed in to many Interfaith and Inter-religious projects worldwide which he continues to assist in the development of. He has made tea and performed artistic tea ceremonies for many thousands of people, of note including, HH the 14th Dalai Lama, members of the British Royal Family, many celebrities, and hundreds of young people through international events. In 2010 he became a National Gold TrueTaste Award winning tea blender in the UK.
None this work can be achieved without a sense of adventure, and for many years Tony has travelled and worked in many places on expeditions and adventures. Recently with the Scouts in Ghana, and in 2010-2011 in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. -Becoming the first British openly LGBT+ person to visit both poles, which was featured heavily in the LGBT press at the time, and documented by the London Metropolitan Archives.
His passion and hobby for traditional working sail boats and sailing has worked with various media organisations as a consultant on cold weather sailing projects and also on developing traditional sailing links with his artwork.
Current work includes furthering development work with young people to address the refugee crisis worldwide through developing projects focused on empathy.