Sulak Sivaraksa is the Rector of the INEB Institute and author of more than 50 books in Thai and English on Buddhism, social justice, and social critique. He is co-founder of INEB and the Spirit in education Movement (SEM), a member of the world Future Council, and an Honorary fellow in Buddhism at the University of Wales, Lampeter.
Keibo Oiwa, PhD
Works in sustainable development in Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh and the African continent, using an empowerment and engaged spirituality approach. She lives in Findhorn Ecovillage and has taught Ecovillage Design Education in Findhorn, Sieben Linden, Myanmar and Thailand. She is a Board member of Gaia Education as well as Ecovillage Transition Asia.
Mandy Heddle, PhD
Has been sharing her passion for biology and ecology through teaching, as a way to protect the world’s biodiversity and engage young people in environmental issues. She was coordinating the environmental science faculty at an international school in Bangkok before joining Pun Pun sustainable living community in N Thailand, where she practically applies her knowledge in the regenerative activities of the community.
Sunisa Jamwiset (Om)
Spent years as a member of Wongsanit Ashram eco-community, before starting her own community, Gaia Ashram on her degraded family land in NE Thailand. Her home is now well-known as a model of applied permaculture and sustainable living, with regular trainings based on head, heart, hand learning principles. Aom is also a key member of GEN (Asia) has also facilitated the set-up of the regional NextGEN – the youth-based movement of the Global Ecovillage Network.
Is a certified art therapist with over a decade of experience sharing the therapeutic value of creative expression in art and music. She has developed and combined her knowledge of healing through sounds and in many different forms of art including body movement and voices into her practice.
Yi-man Au, PhD
Is an applied theatre/drama education practitioner, trainer and researcher. She received her PhD from University of Melbourne and Master Degree in Applied Drama from University of Exeter. She has been involved in more than a hundred projects on applied theatre/drama education both in educational and community settings.