About the Teachers
The teachers for this years Yatra are Christopher, Zohar, Denis and Nathan.
Christopher Titmuss a former Buddhist monk in Thailand and India, teaches awakening and insight meditation (vipassana) around the world. He is the director of the Dharma Enquiry Programme. He gives retreats, participates in Yatras (pilgrimages) and facilitates Dharma gatherings. A senior Dharma teacher in the West, he is the author of numerous books and editor of the Dharma e-News. Poet and social critic, he is the founder of the Mindfulness Training Course (MTC), an online programme with a mentor. He lives in Totnes, Devon, England.
Zohar Lavie has been practicing meditation in different traditions since 1995. This journey has taken her from the meditation cushion into exploring further ways of expressing truth and love and in 2004 she co-founded Sanghaseva. She now spends most of her time facilitating retreats that offer service as a spiritual path around the world. Since 2006 she has been teaching on silent retreats and Dharma gatherings in India, Europe and Israel.
Denis Robberechts grew up in a sociable family, a house with open doors. In 1997, he went to India where he spent seven years. His quest for beauty and deeper meaning brought him to study classical Indian music under the guidance of Sri Parashuram Pandey. He spenty many long solitary periods in a little house in the Himalayas, and visited diiferent spiritual traditions.Since 2006, he has been teaching in Spain, France, Belgium, Austria, Holland, and India. His approach to meditation, based on our capacity to observe, is simple and avoids any belief system. He is a teacher of the Dharma Nature association Dharma Nature association and seeks to simplify the approach to meditation to make it more accessible and integrated into daily life.
Nathan Glyde began meditating in 1997. While getting deeper into meditation on silent retreats a love of silence, and the power of stillness, grew. Yet the realisation that every moment has the potential of awakening provoked a simultaneous exploration of meditation within daily life activities. This enquiry led, in time, to the co-founding of Sanghaseva in 2004. SanghaSeva offer retreats that bring these two passions together; creating opportunities to make positive actions in the world while retaining the sensitivity and awareness of meditation. Since 2007 he also been teaching on silent meditation retreats and Dharma gatherings.
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