FACULTY & STAFF

  Sulak Sivaraksa

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.

 

  Natha Dannonthadharm

Is a highly skilled and experienced facilitator and trainer in contemplative learning practices, focusing on meditation, Process Work, transformative education, dialogue, teambuilding, art and Co-active Coaching. His work is rooted in experience as an ordained Buddhist monk in the tradition of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu for over 10 years.

  Keibo Oiwa

Is a cultural anthropologist, author, translator, environmental activist and public speaker. He lived in North America for sixteen years and holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell University. Since 1992 he has taught in the international Studies Department of Meiji Gakuin University. The founder of the Sloth Club, an ecology and ‘Slow Life’ NGO, he gives lectures and workshops on social and environmental issues.

  Nuttarote Wangwinyoo

An M.A. graduate in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University, Nuttarote has become a highly skilled trainer and facilitator with 15+ years of experience with team learning, dialogue facilitation, personal awareness, leadership development, collaborative communication skills based on Non-violent Communication, Life Coaching, Vision Quest, as well as conflict transformation grounded in Process Work.

  Wisit Wangwinyoo

During the chaotic years of the student uprising in the early 1970’s, Wisit began medical school training before changing directions. He studied extensively on his own, but has also been mentored by luminaries such as Sulak Sivaraksa, Thich Nhat Hanh and Nicolas Bennett. In Thailand he is one of the most well-known and accomplished writers, facilitators and healers who integrates mindfulness, neuroscience, Process Work and transformative education.

  Jane Rasbash

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 has taught Deep Ecology and the Work that Reconnects for many years with respect to the roots of Buddhism in this work. She lived at Wongsanit Ashram for 5 years during which time she co-founded the Grassroots leadership Training program in Myanmar. She is a Board member of Gaia Education as well as Ecovillage Transition Asia.

  Kanya Likanasudh

Is a pioneer in bringing Compassionate Communication to Thailand. Kanya offers programs in communication and conflict facilitation across sectors. She challenges people with differing viewpoints to understand each other deeply which helps them discover creative solutions. Kanya’s joy in life is to create heart-connecting dialogue about power, privilege and rank.

  Ouyporn Khuankaew

Is co-founder and lead trainer of the International Womens’ Partnership for Peace and Justice (IWP). Her trainings emphasize Buddhist feminist peacebuilding and non-violent action. Prior to IWP she ran the gender program of INEB.

  Lodi Gyari Rinpoche

Is co-chair of the INEB Advisory Committee and chairperson of the Conservancy for Trans-Himalayan Arts and Culture. Lodi worked as a high-level diplomat and advocate for the Tibetan people, universal human rights, and global democratic reform.

  May East

Is a sustainability practitioner, educator and designer based at Findhorn Ecovillage. She has been leading a whole generation of sustainability educators delivering capacity building activities in 41 countries. With a cross-cultural experience in both Global North and South she has specialised in working with intergovernmental agencies, educational institutions and the United Nations in the creation of policy guidelines for sustainable development. Awarded one of the 100 Global SustainAbility Leaders three years in a row, she currently serves as Gaia Education Chief Executive and UNITAR Fellow.

 

  Dr. Yo Hsiang-Chou

Dr. Yo Hsiang-Chou is a scholar who has focused his research and teaching on the thought of Nagarjuna. He has taught at a number of universities in Taiwan, his primary tenure being in the Department of Buddhist Studies at Fo-Guang University. Dr. Yo is currently a member of INEB’s Advisory Committee.

  Dhammachari Lokamitra

Dhammachari Lokamitra  is founder and president of the Nagarjuna Institute in Nagpur, a center for training in Buddhist practice and social action for young people, especially Dalits, from all over India. Inspired by Dr. Ambedkar and guided by Urgyen Sangharakshita, Lokamitra teaches the Dhamma as a means of empowerment. Since moving to India in 1978 he has helped create many Dhamma teaching centers and social projects.

  Dr. Greg Kruglak

Greg Kruglak is Co-founder of the Conservancy for Trans-Himalayan Arts and Culture. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Geneva, and his research interests focus on Buddhism in contemporary society. He works with various philanthropic and disaster relief agencies across Asia.

  Theodore Mayer

Theodore Mayer is an anthropologist who has done extensive research, curriculum design, and teaching in the areas of socially engaged Buddhism and foreign language acquisition (English, Spanish, and Thai). He is Academic Director of the INEB Institute.

  Prashant Varma

Prashant Varma is co-founder and Director of Deer Park Institute, working under the guidance of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Prashant is also a social worker, acts as the Secretary to the Board of Siddhartha’s Intent in India and is a member of INEB’s Executive committee.

  Pracha Hutanuwatra

Is one of the foremost alternative educators and trainers in Thailand. The author of a number of books in English and Thai, he is also co-founder of INEB and the current chairperson of Eco-village Transition Asia.