Sogyal Rinpoche

is a world-renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet and he is also the author of the highly acclaimed "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying". Over 3 million copies have been printed

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A world-renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche is also the author of the highly acclaimed "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying". Over 3 million copies have been printed; it is published in 34 languages and available in 80 countries. This book is a manual for life and death and a source of inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition and provides a lucid and inspiring introduction to the practice of meditation, to the nature of mind, to karma and rebirth, to compassionate love and care for the dying, and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path. The book has been adopted by colleges, groups and institutions, both medical and religious, and is used extensively by nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals.

Sogyal Rinpoche is also the founder and spiritual director of Rigpa, an international network of over one hundred and thirty Buddhist centres and groups in thirty countries around the world. During the last 30 years, Rigpa trained 30.000 volunteers in the field of spiritual and end of life care. Rinpoche has been teaching for over forty years and continues to travel widely in Europe, America, Australia and Asia.

Born in Kham in Eastern Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche was recognized at an early age as the incarnation of a great master and visionary saint of the nineteenth century, Tertön Sogyal Lerab Lingpa (1856-1926), a teacher to the thirteenth Dalai Lama. He received the traditional training of a Tibetan lama under the close supervision of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, one of the most outstanding spiritual masters of the twentieth century, who raised Rinpoche like his own son.

Sogyal Rinpoche went on to study with many other great masters of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, especially Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche and Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. In 1971, Rinpoche went to England, where he studied Comparative Religion at Cambridge University.

SR CONF Icone 2016 v2Sogyal Rinpoche 

A world-renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche is also the author of the highly acclaimed "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying". Over 3 million copies have been printed; it is published in 34 languages and available in 80 countries. This book is a manual for life and death and a source of inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition and provides a lucid and inspiring introduction to the practice of meditation, to the nature of mind, to karma and rebirth, to compassionate love and care for the dying, and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path. The book has been adopted by colleges, groups and institutions, both medical and religious, and is used extensively by nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals.

Sogyal Rinpoche is also the founder and spiritual director of Rigpa, an international network of over one hundred and thirty Buddhist centres and groups in thirty countries around the world. During the last 30 years, Rigpa trained 30.000 volunteers in the field of spiritual and end of life care. Rinpoche has been teaching for over forty years and continues to travel widely in Europe, America, Australia and Asia.

Born in Kham in Eastern Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche was recognized at an early age as the incarnation of a great master and visionary saint of the nineteenth century, Tertön Sogyal Lerab Lingpa (1856-1926), a teacher to the thirteenth Dalai Lama. He received the traditional training of a Tibetan lama under the close supervision of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, one of the most outstanding spiritual masters of the twentieth century, who raised Rinpoche like his own son.

Sogyal Rinpoche went on to study with many other great masters of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, especially Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche and Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. In 1971, Rinpoche went to England, where he studied Comparative Religion at Cambridge University.

Prof. Henry Pujol

is a world-renowned cancer specialist who has dedicated his life to fight cancer at both a French and European level. He is an university professor as well as a chirugian.

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HP CONF Icone 2016Prof. Henry Pujol

is a world-renowned cancer specialist who has dedicated his life to fight cancer at both a French and European level. He is a professor and surgeon in oncology, a member of the ‘Academy of Surgery’ and ‘Commander of the Legion of Honour’.

Prof. Pujol is an enthusiastic and passionate man who has always worked to improve the care and welfare of patients. He also played a fundamental role for other health care professionals, like Dr. Lepage, oncologist and surgeon and former student: "I have learned everything from this man, he is my guide in science as well as human terms".

Together with other European experts, Prof. Pujol was part of the ‘Europe against Cancer Programme’ from 1991 to 1996. For almost 10 years (1998-2007), he was President of the ‘Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer’, a well known alliance with several hundreds of thousands of members and thousands of volunteers.

In 1998 Prof. Henri Pujol started for the first ‘Etats General des Malades du Cancer’ that allowed people to speak up about the disease. From 2003 to 2007 he advised the French President Jacques Chirac on a mission for implementing a Cancer Plan.

In addition to his responsibilities at the national level, Prof. Henri Pujol also continues his work with patients as the local head of the ‘Comité départemental de la Ligue’ against cancer in Hérault. He headed the ‘Regional Centre for the Fight against Cancer’ (CLCC) of the Languedoc-Roussillon Val d'Aurelle from 1981 to 1997 and the European university center of the Languedoc Roussillon until 2009 and the Regional Conference of Health Languedoc-Roussillon 2006-2010.

Prof. Henri Pujol is the author of several books including the recent ‘Question(s) about Cancer’ that he wrote with his two sons Jean-Louis Pujol who is an oncologist and Pascal Pujol, a specialist in cancer genetics.

 

HP CONF Icone 2016Prof. Henry Pujol

is a world-renowned cancer specialist who has dedicated his life to fight cancer at both a French and European level. He is a professor and surgeon in oncology, a member of the ‘Academy of Surgery’ and ‘Commander of the Legion of Honour’.

Prof. Pujol is an enthusiastic and passionate man who has always worked to improve the care and welfare of patients. He also played a fundamental role for other health care professionals, like Dr. Lepage, oncologist and surgeon and former student: "I have learned everything from this man, he is my guide in science as well as human terms".

Together with other European experts, Prof. Pujol was part of the ‘Europe against Cancer Programme’ from 1991 to 1996. For almost 10 years (1998-2007), he was President of the ‘Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer’, a well known alliance with several hundreds of thousands of members and thousands of volunteers.

In 1998 Prof. Henri Pujol started for the first ‘Etats General des Malades du Cancer’ that allowed people to speak up about the disease. From 2003 to 2007 he advised the French President Jacques Chirac on a mission for implementing a Cancer Plan.

In addition to his responsibilities at the national level, Prof. Henri Pujol also continues his work with patients as the local head of the ‘Comité départemental de la Ligue’ against cancer in Hérault. He headed the ‘Regional Centre for the Fight against Cancer’ (CLCC) of the Languedoc-Roussillon Val d'Aurelle from 1981 to 1997 and the European university center of the Languedoc Roussillon until 2009 and the Regional Conference of Health Languedoc-Roussillon 2006-2010.

Prof. Henri Pujol is the author of several books including the recent ‘Question(s) about Cancer’ that he wrote with his two sons Jean-Louis Pujol who is an oncologist and Pascal Pujol, a specialist in cancer genetics.

 

Mindroling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoché

is a world-renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet and the author of the This Precious Life: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment.

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JKR CONF Icone 2016Her Eminence Mindroling Jestün Khandro Rinpoche

was born as the eldest daughter of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Gyurme Künzang Wangyal, holder of the renowned Mindrolling lineage. Throughout its history, some of the greatest masters of their time have been born within the Mindrolling lineage including the unique lineage of female masters known as the Jetsünma line, a remarkable Mindrolling tradition. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa as the reincarnation of the great Dakini of Tshurphu, Khandro Orgyen Tsomo, a revered female master. Thus, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, holds both the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages.

Rinpoche is the author of This Precious Life: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment published by Shambala in 2003

For the past two decades, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche has been teaching in Europe, North America, and Asia. Rinpoche is actively involved with the Mindrolling Monastery in India. In 1993, Rinpoche established the Samten Tse Retreat Centre in Mussoorie, India, as a branch of Mindrolling Monastery, a place of study and retreat for both nuns and Western lay practitioners.

The North American Seat of Mindrolling International, Mindrolling Lotus Garden Retreat Centre was established by Rinpoche in 2003 in Stanley, USA. Rinpoche’s land centre, Rigdzin Gatsal, located in Greece is currently under construction. In 2014, Rinpoche established the Mindrolling Ösel Ling centre in Chicago, USA.

In addition, Rinpoche leads numerous city centres and associations in many countries including Samten Tse Association in France, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Czech Republic and Spain.

As president of Samten Tse Charitable Projects and Mindrolling International, Rinpoche heads numerous charitable projects. These organizations are a continuation of the instructions and vision of Rinpoche’s father, Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen who felt it was crucial for practitioners to understand the immense importance of engaging in actions of merit and virtue and not simply adopt an intellectual approach to the dharma. Samten Tse Charitable Society, through four specific Projects, work to improve the living conditions of populations based in India, Tibet and other Himalayan regions. They also support the growth and flourishing of the buddhadharma around the world.

Khandro Rinpoche along with her sister, Jetsün Dechen Paldrön founded in 1993 the Dharmashri Foundation, committed to the preservation of the most precious teachings of Tibet’s Nyingma school and particularly the Mindrolling lineage. The activities of the foundation include archiving, translating, recording and distributing thousands of texts and teachings and is active in more than 10 countries and languages.

 

JKR CONF Icone 2016Her Eminence Mindroling Jestün Khandro Rinpoche

was born as the eldest daughter of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Gyurme Künzang Wangyal, holder of the renowned Mindrolling lineage. Throughout its history, some of the greatest masters of their time have been born within the Mindrolling lineage including the unique lineage of female masters known as the Jetsünma line, a remarkable Mindrolling tradition. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa as the reincarnation of the great Dakini of Tshurphu, Khandro Orgyen Tsomo, a revered female master. Thus, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, holds both the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages.

Rinpoche is the author of This Precious Life: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment published by Shambala in 2003

For the past two decades, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche has been teaching in Europe, North America, and Asia. Rinpoche is actively involved with the Mindrolling Monastery in India. In 1993, Rinpoche established the Samten Tse Retreat Centre in Mussoorie, India, as a branch of Mindrolling Monastery, a place of study and retreat for both nuns and Western lay practitioners.

The North American Seat of Mindrolling International, Mindrolling Lotus Garden Retreat Centre was established by Rinpoche in 2003 in Stanley, USA. Rinpoche’s land centre, Rigdzin Gatsal, located in Greece is currently under construction. In 2014, Rinpoche established the Mindrolling Ösel Ling centre in Chicago, USA.

In addition, Rinpoche leads numerous city centres and associations in many countries including Samten Tse Association in France, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Czech Republic and Spain.

As president of Samten Tse Charitable Projects and Mindrolling International, Rinpoche heads numerous charitable projects. These organizations are a continuation of the instructions and vision of Rinpoche’s father, Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen who felt it was crucial for practitioners to understand the immense importance of engaging in actions of merit and virtue and not simply adopt an intellectual approach to the dharma. Samten Tse Charitable Society, through four specific Projects, work to improve the living conditions of populations based in India, Tibet and other Himalayan regions. They also support the growth and flourishing of the buddhadharma around the world.

Khandro Rinpoche along with her sister, Jetsün Dechen Paldrön founded in 1993 the Dharmashri Foundation, committed to the preservation of the most precious teachings of Tibet’s Nyingma school and particularly the Mindrolling lineage. The activities of the foundation include archiving, translating, recording and distributing thousands of texts and teachings and is active in more than 10 countries and languages.

 

Prof. Emmanuel Hirsch

is the director of the organisation Espace éthique (ethical area) of the region Ile de France, of the national organisation on Ethical Reflection on

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EH CONF Icone 2016Prof. Emmanuel Hirsh

is the director of the organisation Espace éthique (ethical area) of the region Ile de France and of the national organisation on Ethical Reflection on Degenerative Neurological Diseases and of the Ethics Research Department at the university Paris Sud.

He is the author of numerous books (in french only) including The Disease Between Life and Survival, Ethics at the Center of Care, The Patient Existence, Dignity of a Fight for Life. He also received the distinction of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur et de Chevalier des Arts et Lettres.

EH CONF Icone 2016Prof. Emmanuel Hirsh

is the director of the organisation Espace éthique (ethical area) of the region Ile de France and of the national organisation on Ethical Reflection on Degenerative Neurological Diseases and of the Ethics Research Department at the university Paris Sud.

He is the author of numerous books (in french only) including The Disease Between Life and Survival, Ethics at the Center of Care, The Patient Existence, Dignity of a Fight for Life. He also received the distinction of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur et de Chevalier des Arts et Lettres.

Trish Bartley

is a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy teacher for people with cancer and practices in a hospital oncology department, since 2001

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TB CONF Icone 2016Trish Bartley

Trish Bartley has been involved in teaching and developing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for people with cancer, within a hospital oncology department, since 2001.

She teaches people with all types and stages of cancer. She is a member of the core teaching team at the Centre for Mindfulness, Research and Practice at Bangor University, UK.

She trains mindfulness-based students and teachers, and leads workshops and retreats in the UK and abroad. With a background in development work, Trish has a keen interest in community and group process and works in South Africa using mindfulness with people affected by HIV & Aids.

Trish is also the author of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer (Bartley, 2012) and Mindfulness: A Kindly Approach to Being with Cancer (Bartley, in press)

TB CONF Icone 2016Trish Bartley

Trish Bartley has been involved in teaching and developing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for people with cancer, within a hospital oncology department, since 2001.

She teaches people with all types and stages of cancer. She is a member of the core teaching team at the Centre for Mindfulness, Research and Practice at Bangor University, UK.

She trains mindfulness-based students and teachers, and leads workshops and retreats in the UK and abroad. With a background in development work, Trish has a keen interest in community and group process and works in South Africa using mindfulness with people affected by HIV & Aids.

Trish is also the author of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer (Bartley, 2012) and Mindfulness: A Kindly Approach to Being with Cancer (Bartley, in press)

Dr Patrick Ben Soussan

is a Child psychiatrist and head of the department of Clinical Psychology at the Institute Paoli-Calmettes – Fight against Cancer Centre

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BS CONF Icone 2016Dr Patric Ben Soussan

Dr. Patrick Ben Soussan is a Child psychiatrist and head of the department of Clinical Psychology at the Institute Paoli-Calmettes – Fight against Cancer Centre, Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in Marseille.

He served for over twenty years in the maternity, neonatology unit, CAMSP, child psychiatry. He is a founding member and President of the arena (Association for Research in Aquitaine for Infant and Environment), and participated in numerous research on perinatal groups to study reflection on babies, family and different home places and care.

Dr. Ben Soussan was president of the National Agency of Cultural Practices and wrote children’s books (2009-2011) and the theatre play Massalia (Marseille: 2004-2008).

He is a frequent speaker at conferences, national and international on themes such as parenting, childcare, culture, books, disease, cancer, body, etc.

He wrote many articles in French magazines like Spirale et Cancer(s) & Psy(s), les Collections Mille et Un Bébés, Mille et Un et +, Même pas vrai, L’ailleurs du corps et 69 aux éditions érès, dans lesquelles Il a écrit de très nombreux articles spécialisés.

Dr. Patrick Ben Soussan has published a number of books in french such as: L’enfant face à la mort d’un proche (Paris, Albin Michel, 2006, réed. 2013), avec Isabelle Gravillon, Le cancer est un combat (Toulouse, érès, Coll. Même pas vrai, 2004), La grossesse n’est pas une maladie (Paris, Syros, 2000, nouvelle édition Marabout, 2012), Les souffrances psychologiques des malades du cancer : comment les reconnaître, comment les traiter ? (Paris, Springer, 2008), Le cancer : psychodynamique chez l’adulte (Toulouse, érès, 2004).

BS CONF Icone 2016Dr Patric Ben Soussan

Dr. Patrick Ben Soussan is a Child psychiatrist and head of the department of Clinical Psychology at the Institute Paoli-Calmettes – Fight against Cancer Centre, Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in Marseille.

He served for over twenty years in the maternity, neonatology unit, CAMSP, child psychiatry. He is a founding member and President of the arena (Association for Research in Aquitaine for Infant and Environment), and participated in numerous research on perinatal groups to study reflection on babies, family and different home places and care.

Dr. Ben Soussan was president of the National Agency of Cultural Practices and wrote children’s books (2009-2011) and the theatre play Massalia (Marseille: 2004-2008).

He is a frequent speaker at conferences, national and international on themes such as parenting, childcare, culture, books, disease, cancer, body, etc.

He wrote many articles in French magazines like Spirale et Cancer(s) & Psy(s), les Collections Mille et Un Bébés, Mille et Un et +, Même pas vrai, L’ailleurs du corps et 69 aux éditions érès, dans lesquelles Il a écrit de très nombreux articles spécialisés.

Dr. Patrick Ben Soussan has published a number of books in french such as: L’enfant face à la mort d’un proche (Paris, Albin Michel, 2006, réed. 2013), avec Isabelle Gravillon, Le cancer est un combat (Toulouse, érès, Coll. Même pas vrai, 2004), La grossesse n’est pas une maladie (Paris, Syros, 2000, nouvelle édition Marabout, 2012), Les souffrances psychologiques des malades du cancer : comment les reconnaître, comment les traiter ? (Paris, Springer, 2008), Le cancer : psychodynamique chez l’adulte (Toulouse, érès, 2004).

Cathy Blanc

is a practising doctor, homeopath, acupuncturist and a Tibetan Buddhist meditation practitioner since 1989. She is specialized in the accompaniment

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CB CONF Icone 2016Dr Cathy Blanc

is a practising doctor, homeopath, acupuncturist and a Tibetan Buddhist meditation practitioner since 1989. She is specialized in the accompaniment of seriously ill persons at the end of their lives.

Struck by the dehumanization of various sectors of the health and social fields, she created the association Tonglen in 1994 to embody the care ethic in dealing with vulnerability, participate in developing the palliative care culture, and, as a consequence, to improve carer training.

Cathy blanc also works in close collaboration with French and European hospital services, and leads professional training and study groups in order to develop such values as compassion, presence and deep listening within trainings for health care professionals. She is currently extending her activity towards corporate and prison environments.

CB CONF Icone 2016Dr Cathy Blanc

is a practising doctor, homeopath, acupuncturist and a Tibetan Buddhist meditation practitioner since 1989. She is specialized in the accompaniment of seriously ill persons at the end of their lives.

Struck by the dehumanization of various sectors of the health and social fields, she created the association Tonglen in 1994 to embody the care ethic in dealing with vulnerability, participate in developing the palliative care culture, and, as a consequence, to improve carer training.

Cathy blanc also works in close collaboration with French and European hospital services, and leads professional training and study groups in order to develop such values as compassion, presence and deep listening within trainings for health care professionals. She is currently extending her activity towards corporate and prison environments.

Prof. Jacques Domergue

studied at the Faculty of Medicine of Montpellier. Because of his fascination with Christian Barnard, the pioneer of heart transplants

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JD CONF Icone 2016Pr Jacques Domergue

Professor Jacques Domergue studied at the Faculty of Medicine of Montpellier. Because of his fascination with Christian Barnard, the pioneer of heart transplants, he became surgeon. He is Doctor of Medicine Graduate Studies Specialized Higher (DESS) Private hospital management.

Prof. Domergue is a passionate humanist and involved in politics– at some point he was the deputy of Herault and member of the Commission of Social Affairs. He always combines his public and medical activities within his hospital work.

His surgical career led him to Africa and the United States (Assistant Surgeon at the Ziguinchor Regional Hospital (Senegal) (1978-1980), Researcher at the University of San Diego (United States ) (1982).

Prof. Jacques Domergue is also the clinical manager assistant at the Centre for Cancer Control Montpellier, University Professor, Honorary President of the French Society of Endoscopic Surgery and Chairman of the National Council of the surgery. In 2004, he became president of the National Council of surgery.

In April 2011, Professor Jacques Domergue was appointed director of the Regional Centre for the Fight against Cancer, Val d'Aurelle, for a period of five years.

JD CONF Icone 2016Pr Jacques Domergue

Professor Jacques Domergue studied at the Faculty of Medicine of Montpellier. Because of his fascination with Christian Barnard, the pioneer of heart transplants, he became surgeon. He is Doctor of Medicine Graduate Studies Specialized Higher (DESS) Private hospital management.

Prof. Domergue is a passionate humanist and involved in politics– at some point he was the deputy of Herault and member of the Commission of Social Affairs. He always combines his public and medical activities within his hospital work.

His surgical career led him to Africa and the United States (Assistant Surgeon at the Ziguinchor Regional Hospital (Senegal) (1978-1980), Researcher at the University of San Diego (United States ) (1982).

Prof. Jacques Domergue is also the clinical manager assistant at the Centre for Cancer Control Montpellier, University Professor, Honorary President of the French Society of Endoscopic Surgery and Chairman of the National Council of the surgery. In 2004, he became president of the National Council of surgery.

In April 2011, Professor Jacques Domergue was appointed director of the Regional Centre for the Fight against Cancer, Val d'Aurelle, for a period of five years.

Dr Christophe Fauré

is psychiatrist specialising in supporting those who are grieving, those nearing the end of their lives and those close to them.

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CF CONF Icone 2016Dr Christophe Fauré

Dr Christophe Fauré is psychiatrist specialising in supporting those who are grieving, those nearing the end of their lives and those close to them. Based on his rich experience of of encounters, he has written several seminal reference works on loss and grief.

At the heart of Christophe’s work lay the conviction that each of us has the capacity to break free from the tight grip of suffering, so that we can find peace.

During the last few years, Christophe has also been exploring the complexity of the processes in relationships between couples in work such as The Broken Couple, Together but Alone and Now or never (winner of the Prix Psychologies Magazine / FNAC 2013), the latter dealing more specifically with mid-life transition.

Dr Christophe Fauré also worked in palliative care at the Paul Brousse hospital in Villejuif and in Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier in Paris

Christophe is a welcome speaker at many conferences, a sought after debater with journalists and regularly contributes to Psychology Magazine.

CF CONF Icone 2016Dr Christophe Fauré

Dr Christophe Fauré is psychiatrist specialising in supporting those who are grieving, those nearing the end of their lives and those close to them. Based on his rich experience of of encounters, he has written several seminal reference works on loss and grief.

At the heart of Christophe’s work lay the conviction that each of us has the capacity to break free from the tight grip of suffering, so that we can find peace.

During the last few years, Christophe has also been exploring the complexity of the processes in relationships between couples in work such as The Broken Couple, Together but Alone and Now or never (winner of the Prix Psychologies Magazine / FNAC 2013), the latter dealing more specifically with mid-life transition.

Dr Christophe Fauré also worked in palliative care at the Paul Brousse hospital in Villejuif and in Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier in Paris

Christophe is a welcome speaker at many conferences, a sought after debater with journalists and regularly contributes to Psychology Magazine.

Ian Gawler

is a well known advocate of self-help techniques and a healthy lifestyle, Dr Ian Gawler is an experienced and respected authorities

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IG CONF Icone 2016Ian Gawler

A well known advocate of self-help techniques and a healthy lifestyle, Dr Ian Gawler is one of Australia's most experienced and respected authorities on Mind-Body Medicine and meditation. With a gift for translating ancient wisdom into a modern context, Dr Gawler is the author of six bestselling books on self-help techniques and has edited another seven books on Mind-Body Medicine. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and his most recent book is "The Mind that Changes Everything". In 1987, Ian Gawler was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his services to the community.

Ian has also produced a series of CDs and DVDs to support his writings as well as an online, meditation based, mind training program called Mindbody Mastery. Ian continues to work on a range of innovative ways to help people using new technologies. The founder of the Gawler Foundation, Ian has appeared widely in the media and is sought as a presenter and speaker at conferences around the world. Ian has conducted many workshops and retreats in Australia and internationally, which have drawn big crowds for more than 30 years.

A long-term cancer survivor, Dr Gawler was diagnosed with bone cancer and his right leg was amputated in 1975. However, the disease recurred later that year. Drawing upon an integrated approach, he experienced a remarkable recovery.

Since 1981 when Ian began one of the world's first lifestyle-based cancer support groups, his has work expanded in three ways. One aspect is the focus on healing, another involves professional trainings and speaking engagements, while the third focuses on disease prevention, health and wellbeing. Ian has helped many people in their quest for peace of mind, good health and spiritual fulfilment.

Dr Gawler's biography, The Dragon's Blessing was written by Guy Allenby in 2008.

Dr Gawler has been a student of the great Tibetan teacher Sogyal Rinpoche since 1984. He holds a degree in Veterinary Science and a Masters in Counselling.

IG CONF Icone 2016Ian Gawler

A well known advocate of self-help techniques and a healthy lifestyle, Dr Ian Gawler is one of Australia's most experienced and respected authorities on Mind-Body Medicine and meditation. With a gift for translating ancient wisdom into a modern context, Dr Gawler is the author of six bestselling books on self-help techniques and has edited another seven books on Mind-Body Medicine. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and his most recent book is "The Mind that Changes Everything". In 1987, Ian Gawler was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his services to the community.

Ian has also produced a series of CDs and DVDs to support his writings as well as an online, meditation based, mind training program called Mindbody Mastery. Ian continues to work on a range of innovative ways to help people using new technologies. The founder of the Gawler Foundation, Ian has appeared widely in the media and is sought as a presenter and speaker at conferences around the world. Ian has conducted many workshops and retreats in Australia and internationally, which have drawn big crowds for more than 30 years.

A long-term cancer survivor, Dr Gawler was diagnosed with bone cancer and his right leg was amputated in 1975. However, the disease recurred later that year. Drawing upon an integrated approach, he experienced a remarkable recovery.

Since 1981 when Ian began one of the world's first lifestyle-based cancer support groups, his has work expanded in three ways. One aspect is the focus on healing, another involves professional trainings and speaking engagements, while the third focuses on disease prevention, health and wellbeing. Ian has helped many people in their quest for peace of mind, good health and spiritual fulfilment.

Dr Gawler's biography, The Dragon's Blessing was written by Guy Allenby in 2008.

Dr Gawler has been a student of the great Tibetan teacher Sogyal Rinpoche since 1984. He holds a degree in Veterinary Science and a Masters in Counselling.

Anita Moorjani

is a world-renowned international speaker and a New York Times best-selling author of the book Dying to be Me

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AM CONF Icone 2016Anita Moorjani

New York Times best-selling author of the book Dying to be Me, and a world-renowned international speaker, doctors had given her mere hours to live on the morning of February 2, 2006. Unable to move, and in a deep coma caused by the cancer that had ravaged her body for nearly four years, Anita tells of entering another realm where she experienced great clarity and understanding of her life and purpose here on earth. In that realm, she was given a choice of whether to return to life or continue on into death. Anita chose to return to this life when she realized that "heaven" is a state, not a place. This awareness subsequently resulted in a remarkable and complete recovery of her health within weeks of coming out of the coma.

Born in Singapore of Indian parents, Anita has lived in Hong Kong most of her life. From the age of two, she grew up speaking English, Cantonese, and an Indian dialect simultaneously. She had been working in the corporate field for several years before her cancer diagnosis in 2002. Shortly after her full recovery, Moorjani shared her story of healing and the insights she gained from her experience in the other realm. Moorjani’s story went viral on the internet and created enormous interest on an international scale. Her subsequent book, Dying to be Me, was published in March of 2012 by Hay House Publishing, and within two weeks of it’s release, it hit the New York Times’ bestsellers list and remained on the list for 9 weeks. Dying to Be Me became number 1 in Canada, and was in the top 20 on the Canadian book charts for six months. It has been translated into 42 languages and has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

Following the worldwide success of her book, Anita has regularly been interviewed on various prime-time television shows around the world, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Fox News in New York, The Jeff Probst Show in Hollywood, cable TV's National Geographic International, The Today Show with Maria Shriver, The Pearl Report in Hong Kong, HeadStart with Karen Davila in the Philippines, among many others and travels the globe speaking at conferences.

In February 2015, Scott Free Productions - owned by internationally acclaimed Hollywood producer Ridley Scott, have optioned the rights to make Dying To Be Me into a full length feature film.

 

AM CONF Icone 2016Anita Moorjani

New York Times best-selling author of the book Dying to be Me, and a world-renowned international speaker, doctors had given her mere hours to live on the morning of February 2, 2006. Unable to move, and in a deep coma caused by the cancer that had ravaged her body for nearly four years, Anita tells of entering another realm where she experienced great clarity and understanding of her life and purpose here on earth. In that realm, she was given a choice of whether to return to life or continue on into death. Anita chose to return to this life when she realized that "heaven" is a state, not a place. This awareness subsequently resulted in a remarkable and complete recovery of her health within weeks of coming out of the coma.

Born in Singapore of Indian parents, Anita has lived in Hong Kong most of her life. From the age of two, she grew up speaking English, Cantonese, and an Indian dialect simultaneously. She had been working in the corporate field for several years before her cancer diagnosis in 2002. Shortly after her full recovery, Moorjani shared her story of healing and the insights she gained from her experience in the other realm. Moorjani’s story went viral on the internet and created enormous interest on an international scale. Her subsequent book, Dying to be Me, was published in March of 2012 by Hay House Publishing, and within two weeks of it’s release, it hit the New York Times’ bestsellers list and remained on the list for 9 weeks. Dying to Be Me became number 1 in Canada, and was in the top 20 on the Canadian book charts for six months. It has been translated into 42 languages and has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

Following the worldwide success of her book, Anita has regularly been interviewed on various prime-time television shows around the world, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Fox News in New York, The Jeff Probst Show in Hollywood, cable TV's National Geographic International, The Today Show with Maria Shriver, The Pearl Report in Hong Kong, HeadStart with Karen Davila in the Philippines, among many others and travels the globe speaking at conferences.

In February 2015, Scott Free Productions - owned by internationally acclaimed Hollywood producer Ridley Scott, have optioned the rights to make Dying To Be Me into a full length feature film.

 

Rosamund Oliver

Is qualified as a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor. She has done extensive training in meditation

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RO CONF Icone 2016Rosamund Oliver

Is qualified as a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor. She has done extensive training in meditation and Buddhism including attending a full time three-year retreat.

She worked with elderly bereaved patients at Homerton Hospital, taught nurses at St Joseph’s Hospice, co-created a prison meditation project and co-led a three-year Buddhist-based psychotherapy training in South Africa.

As a trainer for the Spiritual Care Programme, she gives training to health and social care professional in many countries.
This programme presents the skills of mindfulness, awareness meditation as well as methods to enhance empathy and deepen and sustain compassion with the aim to improve person care and effectiveness, and enhance relationships with those they care for.

The programme also enables them to develop their listening and communication skills, build resilience, cultivate greater self-awareness and increase confidence and the capacity to manage difficult care situations.

In addition to her other work, for the last ten years, she has been developing an international programme in advanced listening called Deep Listening Training. It is now certified for GPs in Ireland and Germany.

RO CONF Icone 2016Rosamund Oliver

Is qualified as a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor. She has done extensive training in meditation and Buddhism including attending a full time three-year retreat.

She worked with elderly bereaved patients at Homerton Hospital, taught nurses at St Joseph’s Hospice, co-created a prison meditation project and co-led a three-year Buddhist-based psychotherapy training in South Africa.

As a trainer for the Spiritual Care Programme, she gives training to health and social care professional in many countries.
This programme presents the skills of mindfulness, awareness meditation as well as methods to enhance empathy and deepen and sustain compassion with the aim to improve person care and effectiveness, and enhance relationships with those they care for.

The programme also enables them to develop their listening and communication skills, build resilience, cultivate greater self-awareness and increase confidence and the capacity to manage difficult care situations.

In addition to her other work, for the last ten years, she has been developing an international programme in advanced listening called Deep Listening Training. It is now certified for GPs in Ireland and Germany.

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Living with Cancer

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Cancer is one of the fastest spreading diseases in the world with around 14 million new cases each year. How can we deal with this disease that could affect us all?

A group of highly acclaimed physicians, psychiatrists, researchers and world renowned Buddhist masters will come together and explore the possibilities of a better quality of life for those who are diagnosed with cancer, their loved ones and caregivers.

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Listen, share, learn and experiment

During this forum speakers will shed light on the latest research and explore new ways of how to cope with the challenges of living with cancer. It is a unique opportunity to experience, exchange and learn during high-level presentations, interactive workshops, round tables and meditation practice sessions.

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The Spiritual Care Programme has been training health and social care professionals in compassionate presence worldwide since 1993. Our professional training curriculum focuses on the application of mindfulness, meditation and compassion in care work and in selfcare. We offer a range of seminars and online courses and work with hospitals, hospices and universities. More than 30,000 professionals and volunteers have attended our courses. We are an outreach programme of Rigpa, and we offer an approach that emphasises universal principles which resonate with people from all traditions and walks of life - spcare.org