The Retreat Teaching program at Mahamudra is mostly lead by touring ordained western teachers. We are very grateful to have such teachers share their understanding of Buddhas teachings and wish to pay tribute to them for helping Mahamudra Centre to uphold and share Dharma with its students and practitioners.
They have successfully completed the FPMT teacher registration procedure, meaning they have completed the requisite study and practice to teach at the level for which they are registered and have signed and agreed to abide by the FPMT Ethical Policy. To learn more click here.
Venerable Lhundup Jamyang
Ven. Lhundup Jamyang, who is originally from the Netherlands, came into contact with Buddhism in 1997 at Tushita Meditation Center in Dharamsala. She realized she had a strong connection with Buddhism and with Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Over the next few years she did several retreats, and took ordination in 2000 at Kopan. She has completed the 5-year Basic Program and the 7-year Masters Program, including the retreat requirements. In between these studies, from 2007 until 2009, she worked at Buddha House, Adelaide, as SPC and teacher. In the last few years she has been teaching in India, New Zealand and Australia. Those, who have received teachings from her say that she is an engaging teacher with a knack for clearly explaining complex topics. Ven. Jamyang is the main writer of the study manual for the Madhyamakavatara, and has been painting tangkas for over 20 years.
Venerable Lobsang Namgyel
Ven. Namgyel is an Australian monk who has been living in India and Nepal, studying Tibetan Buddhism for over thirty years, with such Masters as H.H. the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Denma Locho Rinpoche, Choden Rinpoche, Choeding Rinpoche and Geshe Sonam Rinchen. He has completed four years of Lam Rim retreats, as well as many tantric retreats. During his thirty three years in Buddhism, Venerable has taught at various FPMT in India, Nepal, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, the Baltic States and Russia; most of the European Countries and the USA. Venerable Namgyel currently based in Toowoomba. Click here for more.
Venerable Lozang Yonten
Ven. Yönten is an American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Geluk tradition of Mahāyāna, ordained in 2003 and currently offers classes and retreats around the world, primarily in Australia, New Zealand and Israel. She has a special joy in teaching Thought Transformation (lo-jong) and in collaborations with social and environmental activist groups, other religions and various forms of Psychology.
Venerable Thubten Khadro
Ven Thubten Khadro was born in Venezuela of European parents, emigrated to a New Zealand in 2004, and has lead courses/retreats in NZ, Australia, Colombia, India, Nepal and Germany. Her “international” background allows her to have an open, friendly and warm manner. She is currently studying an online Master Programme in Buddhist Philosophy, has done many solo retreats and for some months of the year lives in semi-retreat at Lawudo, a hermitage in the Himalayas, Nepal. She is a Buddhist Hospice/ Healthcare Chaplain, a FPMT registered teacher, and has served in various FPMT Centers.