These are interviews that I have had with various teachers and commentators from both the east and west, who are involved in the movement and mixing of their philosophies.
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Tarchin Hearn introduces his unique transmission on developing a sense of refuge through sensing and opening to a spacious awareness of 'presence' to the worlds of 'being', flowing from our ancestors through us into new forms of life. His emphasis is on "looking with eyes of interest' and non-clinging awareness that will soften the negativity of anger, fear, jealousy and ignorance ... More about Tarchin Hearn
Ian Gawler is one of Australias best known cancer survivors and international advocate for ways in which people with cancer and other life threatening conditions can help themselves. He describes his lifelong interest in meditation and the discovery of psychiatrist, Ainslea Meares, who believed in the healing power of meditation. ... More about Ian Gawler
ShantiMayi is the first westerner and woman in the ancient lineage of Indian Sacha Masters. ShantiMayi has a house by the Ganges in India and in the Pyrenees, plus centres in France, Germany, Denmark and Australia but she spends much of her time travelling around the world to her centres and to visit indigenous communities in remote parts of the world. ... More about ShantiMayi
Dr Bill Genat, is an Australian lay meditation teacher in Melbourne, Australia. Bill has been studying and practicing Buddhadharma for over 30 years, primarily influenced by the universalist approach to the Buddhadharma developed by his late teacher (who was also my teacher), the Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche. Bill has a PhD in medical sociology and is a senior lecturer in Aboriginal Health at the University of Melbourne. ... More about Dr Bill Genat
Lama Choedak Rinpoche, is the founder and Spiritual Director of Sakya Losal Choe Dzong, Rongton Buddhist College and Virupa Retreat Centre in Canberra. He is also Spiritual Director of the Sakya Jamchen Buddhist Centre in Melbourne, as well as at least 20 centres around Australia and New Zealand and has helped design teaching programs for many other Tibetan Buddhist centers in Malaysia, USA, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand ... More about Lama Choedak
The Quakers - or Society of Friends - probably have the Western world's record for their consistent commitment over the centuries to peace and non-violence, in the face of numerous wars and oppression often fought in the name of religion. Listen to this interview with 83 y.o. Ruth Watson, who - as a Quaker - has spent much of her life supporting peace, mutual understanding and non-violent action for justice ... More about the Quakers
HE Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding the sister of HH Sakya Trizin and is one of only three women in the history of Sakya to have transmitted the Lam Dre teachings... More about HE Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding
His Eminence Dungsei Ratna Vajra Rinpoche is the eldest son of His Holiness Sakya Trizin ... More about HE Ratna Vajra Rinpoche
Ven Robina Courtin is well known for her work with inmates in prisons in both Australia and the USA ... More about Ven Robina Courtin
Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe is the Director of the Drogmi Retreat Centre on the outskirts of Sydney, NSW. He speaks of his experience as a Tibetan monk who has grown up in India and had to learn English and the Australian culture in order to teach and lead his Australian dharma students ... More about Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe