Brisbane, Australia, 4051
Joined on March, 2015
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EducationPhD (Studies in Religion), Graduate Certificate (International Relations), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours Class 1)
ExperienceAcademically, I was lecturer in applied Buddhist studies at Nan Tien Institute NSW and have taught Asian religions in general and Buddhism in particular at The University of Queensland, Brisbane. In 2008, I contributed a paper integrating spiritual perspectives and international relations at the Australia 2020 Summit, Parliament House Canberra. My Ph.D. research completed in 2003 at The University of Queensland was in the area of Hindu and Tantric studies.
Professionally, I have facilitated therapeutic groups and meditation retreats, coached and mentored youths, professionals, managers, business owners, and academics in mindfulness and life transition skills since 1997. Apart from first class honours in occupational therapy, I am also internationally certified in neurolinguistics, neurosemantics, and meta-coaching.
A committed meditation practitioner, I have trained in Buddhist philosophy and practice since 1985 within Theravada, Chan/Zen, and Indo-Tibetan schools particularly the Nalanda-Gelugpa and Dzogchen traditions. I also trained in Hindu yoga for eight years. My expertise in the field of religious studies is thus both academically rigorous and experientially grounded.
HobbiesA quiet, philosophically and theologically minded person with simple interests, I am especially intrigued by the comparative theological dialogue of Asian and Biblical faiths in general and Buddhism and Christianity in particular. In 2014, I began biblical and theological studies and engaged in pastoral internship at a local church.
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