Venerable Michael Yeshe
Venerable Michael was born in London in 1966 to a Greek father and a Belgian mother. He was raised in Kopan Monastery in Nepal and has been a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition since the age of 7. At age 13, he entered the Sera Jey Monastic University in South India where he spent the next 18 years studying Buddhist Philosophy. Since 1996, Ven Michael Yeshe has been invited to Buddhist centres in America, Singapore, Malaysia and Holland as a translator and teacher. For 11 years he was residing at the Tara Institute in Melbourne where he served as translator for Venerable Geshe Doga.
During the autumn 2020 Venerable Michael is resident teacher at Yeshin Norbu and leads our courses and retreats connected to the Discovering Buddhism study program, Introduction to Buddhism, Introduction to Buddhist meditation, Buddhism in a nutshell, Meditation evening with Venerable Michael, We practice together and Nyung-nä retreat.
The psychologist Jens Näsström has a lifelong interest in religious psychology and has meditated in the Tibetan tradition for over fifteen years. He has also studied with Rob Preece, who has authorized and encouraged Jens to teach this form of tantric meditation at Yeshin Norbu.
Zarina is the Media Manager at Yeshin Norbu. She is a certified Cultivating Emotional Balance trainer and Iyengar Yoga teacher. Zarina is a Buddhist practitioner since 2008 and has been leading courses at Yeshin Norbu since 2018. She holds a PhD degree in industrial economics and organization, and she wants to dedicate her life to studying Buddhist philosophy and psychology.
This semester Zarina is leading our Buddhism in a Nutshell and Introduction to Buddhist Meditation courses, lunch time drop-in mindfulness meditation (on Tuesdays and Wednesdays), Iyengar yoga for beginners and our “We practice together” evenings.