Ad started practising Mindfulness Meditation under John Garrie Roshi in 1976 and also studied intensively under the guidance of the Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche. He teaches mindfulness meditation at The Orchard, a meditation centre in Herefordshire. Ad has also developed Touching Stillness , a unique blend of mindfulness meditation and Tai-Ji which he teaches both in the UK and abroad. His approach is non-intrusive , allowing for space and lightness, passing on the knowledge he so gratefully received from his teachers.
Achariya Doug Duncan studied with his teacher Namgyal Rinpoche for 30 years, has started centers for the eclectic Namgyal lineage in Japan and Canada, and teaches Dharma and meditation worldwide. Doug’s teaching and the Namgyal lineage are remarkable for their dynamic combination of traditional forms of Buddhism with Western mystical traditions, as well as with contemporary discoveries in psychology, art and science. Doug Sensei (the title for teacher in Japan) is known for his humor, penetrating insights, therapy skills, and eye-opening application of ancient traditions to contemporary life. Please see www.clearskycenter.org and www.dharma-japan.org for more details.
Jangchub Sempa Gyatso
Jangchub studied Qabala, T.M. & yoga before meeting his root teacher, Ven. Namgyal Rinpoch in Athens in 1975. He helped establish the Wangapeka Retreat Centre and was the resident teacher at the Queenstown Dharma Centre in New Zealand for some years. He teaches in an accessible, warm and personal way with a deep understanding of the issues that arise in everyday life. He is now, with his partner Verena Erismann-Henman, teaching Dharma in Brazil and runs MTi Mindfulness.
Lama Mark Webber is a Visiting and Resident Teacher for a number of retreat and Dharma Centres worldwide. When he is not travelling Mark resides on Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada. His work with people demonstrates a profound commitment to freeing beings from innumerable suffering states, whether through meditation, study, art, nature or science.
Simon has been a committed mindfulness and meditation practitioner since the mid 1990s, working with Mala Sikka, Mark Webber, Namgyal Rinpoche and his current teacher Jangchub. He continues to study the subject intensively, and has attended many retreats, and has been teaching mindfulness since 2011. Simon is committed to helping people to deal with stress more easily, get on better with those around us, and live life fully. Simon is also a qualified business consultant and coach. He offers workplace mindfulness training through Mindful Work.
Tarchin more than 30 years of experience in Theravadin and Mahayana schools of Buddhism. Tarchin sometimes describes himself as a yogi of the natural world. He has a great interest in blending the insights and understandings of science and ecology with the teachings of Buddha Dharma. He has been a guiding teacher for The Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre in New Zealand.
Terry spent over a quarter century as the personal assistant of the late Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche. He has a unique ability to integrate teachings from both eastern and western sources, revealing the universality of the unfolding mind. He uses his wide ranging interests, his love of nature, and above all his continual commitment to the teaching of compassion, to create a refreshing accessible approach to meditation. Terry has recently completed a 3 year retreat.