Tibetan Buddhist Society Sydney  →  Teachers

Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden is the Founder and Spiritual Leader of the Tibetan Buddhist Society and resides in Melbourne.   The following teachers are located in Sydney.


Venerable Chris Watkins
Chris has been studying Tibetan Buddhism since 1970.  He has been a student of Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden since 1977 and was ordained in 1986.  He has been a resident of the Sydney Centre since 1982 and a teacher since 1984. 

Rod Lee Rod Lee 

Rod Lee has studied under Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden since 1978 and has been teaching meditation and Buddhist philosophy for 22 years. He has been involved in health care management and education for the past 29 years. He is also a Shiatsu practitioner with extensive training in oriental medicine, nutrition and postural realignment and has also been an instructor of Tai Chi for the past 34 years.

Nancy Carlisle Nancy Carlisle 

Nancy Carlisle was a teacher and psychologist in her working life.  She has studied under Venerable Geshe Achayra Thubten Loden since 1991 and has taught at the Tibetan Buddhist Society Sydney Centre since 1996.   She has also taught Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist classes and advanced classes at the Mosman Community College since 2004.