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Lion's Roar : Tarchin Hearn

Venerab le Namgyal Rinpoche

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Tarchin Hearn

Tarchin Hearn was born in England and raised in Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience in Theravadin and Mahayana schools of Buddhism and was ordained as a monkTarchin Hearn for 12 years in the Tibetan tradition. In his early years he studied with such illuminating teachers as Namgyal Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, H.H. the XVIth Karmapa, and Ven. Sayadaw U Thila Wunta, as well as receiving teachings and transmissions from H.H. The Dalai Lama, H.H. Sakya Trizin, Chobgye Rinpoche, Ling Rinpoche, Trichang Rinpoche, Kanjur Rinpoche, Karma Thinley Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Thich Nhat Hanh.

Since 1977 he has taught in many countries and helped establish a number of centres for study and practice. Author of several books, he has been a guiding teacher for The Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. Writer, artist, poet, traveller and inspiring teacher, Tarchin sometimes describes himself as a yogi of the natural world. He has a great interest in blending the insights and understandings of science and ecology with the teachings of Buddha Dharma. Though well trained in Buddhism, Tarchin's way of teaching is thoroughly non-sectarian and universal in nature. Bringing together a wonderful balance of humour and seriousness, eclectic experimentation and classical tradition, Tarchin's teachings have inspired a vast range of people, from those who are new to the spiritual life, all the way through to people who are themselves already competent teachers of various different traditions.