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.

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.

 Keibo Oiwa, PhD

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.

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 is a Board member of Gaia Education as well as Ecovillage Transition Asia. 

Ouyporn Khuankaew

Is co-founder and lead trainer of the International Women’s Partnership for Peace and Justice (IWP). Her trainings emphasize Buddhist feminist peacebuilding and non-violent action. She has trained generations of women activists and spiritual leaders in South East Asia, and prior to IWP she ran the gender program of INEB.

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.  

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.

Kanchanaporn Meeyai

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.