Teachers in the Lineage of Namgyal Rinpoche,
who have taught at Maitreya House
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 S.Herefordshire. Ad has also developed "Touching
Stillness" , a unique blend of mindfulness meditation
and T'ai-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
Cecilie is the resident guide and teacher
for the Novayana Society for Eastern and Western Studies,
based in Edmonton, Alberta. Cecilie has focused on developing
non-clinging, compassionate awareness. Her main practices
aim at increasing love, skill and a respect for the gift of
what is present. She shares her love of writing and Dharma
by giving writing/meditation workshops in many beautiful places
on the planet.
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 <http://www.clearskycenter.org/>
and www.dharma-japan.org <http://www.dharma-japan.org/>
for more details.
Jangchub Sempa Gyatso
Jangchub studied Qabala, T.M. &
yoga before meeting his root teacher, Ven. Namgyal Rinpoché
in Athens in 1975. He helped establish the Wangapeka Retreat
Centre and was the resident teacher at the Queenstown Dharma
Centre in NZ 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 Wales.
Mala started her journey in the arts and practicing
Shiatsu and Seiki- Soho. Mala was given permission to teach
Zen and Satipattana (mindfulness training) in 1985 by her
teacher Zen master - John Garrie Roshi. In 1997 she met The
Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche who became a central inspiration
and influence in all of her ongoing work. Her spiritual path
has culminated in a tapestry of over twenty years of practice
ama 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
Sally has been a Dharma practitioner
for over 22 years and was a student of the late Namgyal Rinpoche.
In addition to the Namgyal Lineage, she has received teachings
from many distinguished Lamas, including the HH Dalai Lama,
HH 17th Karmapa, HH Sakya Trizin Rinpoche, Lama Tusltrim Namgyal,
Lama Choeying, Ringu Tulku, and Kalu Rinpoche. She spent a
year travelling on spiritual sabbatical, practicing in many
Dharma centres around the world and living in Rhumtek, Sikkim,
where she taught the Monks and Nuns English. Sally teaches
in a warm and accessible way, focusing on direct experience
and awareness; and using creativity, nature and the daily
challenges of life to help bring into awareness the nature
of mind. Sally teaches Meditation in Weybridge, Surrey and
Mindfulness one-to-one and in Corporations.
Met his root guru the Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche
in 1961, while studying Mathematics at Cambridge. During twenty
years of constant travel and meditation retreat work with
Namgyal Rinpoche, he met and studied with H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa,
H.H. Sakya Trizin, the Ven. Kalu Rinpoche and other high lamas,
receiving all the major Empowerments of the Tibetan lineages,
and translating numerous Sadhanas and Wongkur texts into English.
In 1998, after further retreat work, Sonam
Gyatso was authorized by Namgyal Rinpoche to transmit the
Vajrayana Empowerments and has since visited several Centres
to give WongKur and teachings.
Sonia met her first meditation teacher,
John Garrie Roshi in 1974, and in 1982 he gave her permission
to teach the Way of Mindfulness. Sonia met the Ven. Namgyal
Rinpoche in 1997 and he became a strong influence in her life.
She attended many of his regular and intensive retreats in Vajrayana
Buddhism. Sonia is the resident teacher at "The Orchard,"
a Meditation and Study Centre she founded in 1983 with her partner
Ad Brugman. Sonia's teaching is characterised by simplicity,
humour and clarity, bringing forth her joy and vitality in sharing
the gifts of wisdom and compassion that were so generously bestowed
on her by her teachers.
Has 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.
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