Claire stumbled across the Dharma when she was just 15. In 1997 she had a private audience with Ven. Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden who told her not get too distracted with life, and to stay on the Dharma path, so she did!
In 2005, Claire left Melbourne on her first Buddhist pilgrimage to India, resulting in regular returns to Dharamsala. During her visits she’s volunteered with charitable organisations such as Tong-Len, and TibTec, whilst also attending the teachings of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Over the years she’s received several initiations and teachings and, has been fortunate enough to participate a 5 day-long live in Highest Yoga Tantra retreat with His Holiness in the Blue mountains. She is also currently completing her final year of a two year course run by Geshi Tashi Tsering, (Abbot, Sera Mey Monastery) the Foundation of Buddhist Thought.
Claire brings a western understanding and lens to Lojong classes. Realising we can’t all ditch our day jobs and move to a Monastery or live in a cave, she works with Tamkey to make some of the more esoteric aspects of the teachings approachable. Having worked in Corporate, Education, IT and Government, she understands one thing; opportunities to practice mindfulness are everywhere 😉
As a recent cancer survivor, more than ever she’s ready to share the real impact of understanding your own mind.
Inspired by the transformative and deeply grounding qualities of the Lojong practice, she is driven to share her understanding so that others may find the same sense of awareness, resilience and humour that she has.
Read mindfulness and meditation articles from Claire at Art of Dharma:
- The Courage to Be Authentic
- Ten Tips to Happiness by Lojong Meditation: Part 1
- Ten Tips to Happiness by Lojong Meditation: Part 2
- A Journey into Mindful Parenting