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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 Tony Beaumont

Venerable Tony first made contact with the Buddhadharma in Nepal and India in 1976. Following this he trained and worked as a psychiatric nurse, then in the 1980’s was based at Chenrezig Institute during which time he served at different times as the cook, office worker and gardener.  Following ordination, as a monk in 1991, he lived for seventeen years at Nalanda monastery, France and Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery, Bendigo.

He has led retreats and courses at various FPMT centres throughout the world as well as teaching in prisons and schools.

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