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Lama Catherine Rathbun

I owe an unrepayable debt to many teachers with whom I have had the good fortune to study. Lama Catherine Rathbun (Lama Jetsun Yeshe) is perhaps foremost among these teachers: we have something like a lifetime association. Through her creative work with improvisational dance, she lived what I gradually came to understand was the dharma, and invited a simple opening and deep exploration to which I immediately responded. She brought me to the teachings in 1976-7, and has been an inspiration and practical guide since. Read more

ShantiMayi

Shantimayi is one of my lineage teachers. She has been a huge inspiration for the last 11 years of my spiritual journey. Read more

Namgyal Rinpoche


Namgyal Rinpoche has been a profound influence in this life. He died in 2003. Many of us feel his energetic presence and his teaching as strongly as ever. The Open Mind Centre in Pai is dedicated to him and his lineage, along with my other lineage teachers Lama Catherine Rathbun and ShantiMayi. Read more

Letter to a dead friend

Diary, last night, 12.30am: Phone Christine, via Lilly if still no answer

We didn’t meet for long Christine, but we met – in good ways.

I have been trying to call you the last couple of days.

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Mindfulness & health

Mindfulness training which is at the heart of meditation can directly enhance our experience of wholeness and wellbeing. Our word for health is based on a word for wholeness (it’s right there in the dictionary!)

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