Ellen has practiced meditation in both the Zen and Vipassana traditions. She practiced Zen in Japan in the early 1970's and from 1977 practiced with Robert Aitken Roshi in Hawaii, founder of the Diamond Sangha.
In 1979 Ellen came to Australia with her partner Leigh, and settled on the Dharmananda Community, where they continue to live. She continued her practice and study of the Dharma with teachers of the Diamond Sangha lineage and with a number of Insight Vipassana teachers including Christopher Titmus and Patrick Kearney.
Ellen is guiding teacher at the Kuan Yin Meditation Centre in Lismore.
She leads Zen and Insight/Vipassana retreats and workshops in Northern New South Wales.
Ellen's approach to meditation practice is to facilitate inquiry into the Dharma and foster the direct seeing into experience which leads to understanding and wisdom.
Ellen is currently a registered, though non-practicing, psychologist who worked for many years as a counsellor.
For further information, please contact: kuanyinmeditation(at)gmail.com
INSIGHT MEDITATION and ZEN RETREATS
Develop meditation on loving kindness for ill-will will be abandoned
Develop meditation on compassion for any cruelty will be abandoned
Develop meditation on appreciative joy for any discontent will be abandoned
Develop meditation on equanimity for any aversion will be abandoned
Develop meditation on the perception of impermanence for the conceit ‘I am’ will be abandoned
Middle length Discourses of the Buddha 62