The Retreat Teaching program at Mahamudra is mostly lead by touring ordained western teachers. We are very grateful to have such teachers share their understanding of Buddhas teachings and wish to pay tribute to them for helping Mahamudra Centre to uphold and share Dharma with its students and practitioners.

They have successfully completed the FPMT teacher registration procedure, meaning they have completed the requisite study and practice to teach at the level for which they are registered and have signed and agreed to abide by the FPMT Ethical Policy. To learn more click here.


Venerable Robina Courtin

Since being ordained as a Buddhist nun in the late 1970s, Ven. Robina has worked full-time for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s FPMT. Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism. Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha and Key to Freedom. For more information on the activities and teachings of Ven. Robina Courtin, please visit

Venerable Thubten Khadro 

Ven Thubten Khadro was born in Venezuela of European parents, emigrated to New Zealand in 2004, and has led courses and retreats for FPMT Centers in NZ, Australia, India, Nepal, Germany, Spain, US and Latin America. Her international background allows her to have an open, friendly and warm manner, and to make these authentic, ancient teachings relevant to the 21st century and our modern lives. Ven Khadro is a FPMT Registered Teacher; currently studying in an online Master Program in Buddhist Philosophy, is a Buddhist Hospice / Healthcare Chaplain, a 16 Guidelines Accredited Facilitator and has served in various FPMT centres around the world.