Our Team

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Founder and Director—Dr. Peter Fenner

Peter is a leader in the adaptation and transmission of Asian nondual wisdom in North America, Europe and Australia. He is a pioneer in the development of nondual therapy. He was a celibate monk in the Tibetan Buddhist traditions for 9 years and has a PhD in the philosophical psychology of Mahayana Buddhism. He has held teaching positions at universities in Australia and the USA. Peter has taught workshops at Naropa University, California Institute for Integral Studies, Omega Institute, ZIST (Germany), Trimurti (France), Terre du Ciel (France), Israel Institute for Mind-Body Medicine, and many other institutes. Peter has given invited presentations at JFK University, University of California, Berkeley, Saybrook College, Stanford Medical School, Columbia University, and other forums and is a regular presenter at “Science and Nonduality” and “Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy” Conferences. He has written extensively on Buddhist nondual traditions. His books include Radiant Mind: Awakening Unconditional Awareness (2007); The Edge of Certainty: Dilemmas on the Buddhist Path (2002); The Sacred Mirror: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy (ed. with John Prendergast and Sheila Krystal, 2003).

President—Professor Ron Purser Ron Purser is Professor of Management in the College of Business at San Francisco State University and past division chair of the Organization Development and Change division of the Academy of Management. He is an ordained Zen Buddhist teacher in the Korean Taego order. Ron is a long time student of Tarthang Tulku and the Nyingma Institute, and has studied with numerous Buddhist teachers in the Nyingma, Zen and mindfulness traditions. He is the author of five books and sixty articles. His most recent book, “24/7: Time and Temporality in the Network Society” was published by Stanford University Press.

Director—Stanley Arcieri Stanley is along-term practitioner of Advaita and wide ranging expertise in synthesizing the wisdom and devotional dimensions of the nondual approach.

 

TEACHERS, COACHES and ADMINISTRATORS

  • Michael Anderson (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Marie Barincou (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Andrea Columbu (Berkeley, California)
  • Raymond Diaz (Portland, Oregon)
  • Scott Menasco (San Francisco, California)
  • Bob Hodgman (Anacortes, Washington)
  • Jan Hodgman (Anacortes, Washington)
  • Shannon Pernetti (Portland, Oregon)
  • Diane Steinbrecher (Portland, Oregon)
  • Geri Stewart (Portland, Oregon)
  • Hilary Stuart (Portland, Oregon)
  • Lilliane de Toledo (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Jean-Luc Schneider (Annecy, France)
  • Bruno Violot and Catherine de Chevilly (Annemasse, France)

COUNCIL OF ADVISORS

  • Professor Robert Thurman Chair of Religious Studies, Columbia University and Co-founder and President, Tibet House, New York Adam Engle President of Mind and Life Institute, Boulder, Colorado
  • Ven. Dorjee Rigzin Rinpoche Founder of Nyingtik Institute, Menlo Park, California
  • Mariusz Wirga, M.D. Medical Director, Psychosocial Oncology, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
  • Tami Simon Founder of Sounds True, Boulder, Colorado
  • Professor David Loy Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado
  • Peter Baumann President of Baumann Institute, San Francisco, California
  • Silvia Ostertag, Roshi Seeg Institute, Seeg, Germany  
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