Registered Teachers (UK)

We are very fortunate in the UK to have some amazingly qualified teachers who understand the western mind and difficulties we experience, and can share the Buddha’s teachings from their own experiences.

Below is a list of those FPMT Registered Teachers who are based in the UK  and the courses they support.

Ordained Teachers:

Venerable Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher having graduated in hydrology. 
He started studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in The Netherlands in 1993 and took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India, in 1997.  He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe program at Sera Jey in 2017 and the traditional one-year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College in January 2019, the first Westerner to do so.

Geshe Namdak was a founding teacher of Sera Jey’s Translators Program and member of Sera Jey’s Education Department for six years, was one of the founding trustees and teachers of CKSL, a (FPMT) centre that teaches the Nalanda tradition of Buddhism, Bangalore, and the first director of Shedrup Sungdrel Ling, a house for western monks studying at Sera Jey, for fifteen years. 

He has received a great number of teachings from His Holiness and many other highly respected teachers and lineage masters, has done many retreats and is an experienced teacher in practical and philosophical aspects of Buddhism that he teaches with great clarity and a good sense of humour. 

Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches also at other centres in Europe and India.

Based at:

Jamyang Buddhist Centre London

Qualified to teach or support:

All levels of Buddhist philosophy

Ven. Mary Reavey

Ven Mary

A Scottish nun supporting groups in England and Scotland.

Qualified to teach or support:

Discovering Buddhism and topics of a similar level

Lay Teachers:

Mike Murray

Can teach FPMT Introductory courses, Discovering Buddhism and Basic Programme,
and courses at the equivalent

Mike Murray has been a part of Jamyang Buddhist Centre London since 1979/80.  He was fortunate enough to meet and receive teachings and initiation from Lama Thubten Yeshe and and over the years has received many teachings and initiations from Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Over the years Mike has been fortunate enough to have received received teachings and initiations from many lamas including His Hliness the Dalai Lama, Khensur Rinpoche Jampa Tegchok, the previous Ganden Zong Rinpoche, the previous Serkong Tsenshap Rinpoche, the previous Ling Rinpoche (and now the current incarnation too), Phari Rinpoche, and the current Ganden Tri Rinpoche Lobsang Tenzin. 

He studied over many years with the two previous teachers at Jamyang London, Geshe Namgyal Wangchen, and Geshe Tashi Tsering and is just starting to study with the current teacher Geshe Tenzin Namdak.

Mike’s teaching style varies according to the people he is working with but generally seeks to be informal, interactive and experiential, while at the same cultivating a deep appreciation for the tradition and the traditional Geluk ways of practice supported by study. 

He encourages students to develop the internal stability, kindness and strength that brings freedom and enables them to reach their highest potential.

He is ‘old school’ so thinks we need to recognise and think about things like our own impermanence and death and the need to drink deeply at the well of Buddhism while we still have the chance. 

Rabjampa Tenzin Josh MA

Tenzin Josh

Studied primarily in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition but also in most of the other Buddhist traditions. Ordained as a monk by the HH the Dalai Lama in February 1990 (also ordained in the Thai tradition). I spent the first 3 years mostly in solitary retreat completing all the major prelimanries as well as Lam Rim retreats. I then entered the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala where I studied for 12 years completing the majority of the Geshe studies. I finished with a BA in Prajnaparamita (Parchin Rabjampa) and first class MA in Madyamika studies (Uma Rabjampa) After being a monk for 15 years, I left but continue to teach and translate. I have taught hundreds of retreats in India, Nepal, Thailand, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, France and the UK. Also completed many meditation retreats in both the Tibetan tradition and also the Pali tradition including 3 months with U Pandita Burma.

Based at:

London/Surrey and can travel if requested.

Qualified to teach or support:

Basic Programme

Masters Programme

Andy Weistrich

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Practising and studying with FPMT since 1980, can teach Basic Programme level, including Tantra. Also willing to help train volunteers and facilitators.

Based at:

Somerset and can travel if requested.

Qualified to teach or support:

Basic Programme

Martin Kerrigan

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I have been studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism, mainly under the guidance of Geshe Tashi Tsering from Jamyang London, since 1994, after visiting monasteries in India and attending the 10 day course at Tushita, Dharamsala.

I also worked in India in 1999 with Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche helping it organize a worldwide teaching tour.

After completing the Foundation of Buddhist Thought Campus Course with Geshe Tashi, I tutored the online Foundation of Buddhist Thought Course for Jamyang, London for many years.

I within the FPMT to teach both Discovering Buddhism and Foundation of Buddhist Thought.

Currently live in South Wales, I help my partner Sara to manage a National Trust property and grounds, and teach regularly at Jamyang, Bath, Saraswati and Land of Joy.

Based at:

Jamyang Bath (also teaches at Land of Joy and Saraswati) and can travel if requested.

Qualified to teach or support:

Discovering Buddhism

Rhonwen Sayer


Rhonwen Sayer is the coordinator of the Jamyang London Guhyasamaja Tantra practice group and has organised many retreats at the London centre, as well as the first Guhyasamaja Tantra reteat at Land of Joy last year. She has studied the root texts and commentaries, and is most enthusiastic in sharing her knowledge with others. She combines practice of the tantra with academic study of the tradition – she is an FPMT registered teacher and long-term student of Geshe Tashi Tsering as well as holding a Masters degree in Buddhist Studies from SOAS, University of London.

Based at:

Jamyang Buddhist Centre London and can travel if requested.

Qualified to teach or support:

Discovering Buddhism (with co-tutor)

Ondy Willson


I have been a Dharma practitioner since 1979, and established Yeshe Buddhist Study Group (YBG) 2001. I have served as a FPMT Touring Teacher since 2007. I specialise in making the teachings accessible and relevant to contemporary life and have developed a Mindfulness Based Mind Training Programme that encapsulates Buddhist Psychology in a secular framework, so have much experience of delivering teaching and training to professional public sector and private orgnaisations, as well as in Dharma settings. Trained as a Drama teacher, I have been teaching since 1976 and still have plenty of Drama (and Dharma) left in me.

Based at:

Yeshe Buddhist Study Group, Cumbria and can travel if requested.

Qualified to teach or support:

Discovering Buddhism

Mindfulness Based Mind Training

Lynne Knight

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Lynne first met the Buddhist teachings in 1979, and has studied since then at Jamyang London, where she led introductory Buddhist classes and helped develop the Schools programme. She was also a Trustee for 6 years. She has been a student of Geshe Tashi Tsering for more than 20 years. She is a registered teacher with the FPMT for the Discovering Buddhism and the Foundation of Buddhist Thought courses, and with the ‘The Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom‘ (FDCW) for their A.R.T. of Fulfilment course. Now retired, Lynne spent more than 25 years as a primary school teacher, and enjoyed checking to see how the teachings worked in daily life situations. She currently co-ordinates the Spiritual Programme for Jamyang Bath Study Group.

Based at:

Bath/Bristol and can travel if requested.

Qualified to teach or support:

Introductory Courses

Discovering Buddhism

The A.R.T of Fulfilment

Wendy Ridley


Since attending her first meditation course in 1976 Wendy has studied and worked in 5 very different FPMT centres. She was the director of Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds for over 7 years.  Having met Lama Yeshe in 1977 Wendy was inspired by his vision of Universal Education.  She did post graduate work with the aim of incorporating some of his ideas into mainstream classrooms.  Wendy has over 30 years experience working in education – as a teacher, university lecturer, education department advisor and consultant specialising in religious education, philosophical enquiry and diversity issues. This provided her with skills and passion to develop, deliver and oversee training programmes.  Wendy has been involved in the development of ‘The Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom‘ (FDCW) as a Board member since 2004.  As a Senior 16 Guidelines Facilitator she enjoys editing UECW materials and running 16G workshops exploring how the universal values embodied in the 16G programme can bring opportunities for personal development, cross-cultural peaceful co-existence and ethical dialogue.  Wendy is also a qualified yoga teacher and has enjoyed many Buddhist retreats.

Based at:

Various locations and can travel if requested.

Qualified to teach or support:

All levels of FDCW’s 16 Guidelines

Foundation Service Seminar

Inner Job Discription

David John Midgley

I first met Tibetan Buddhism is 1980 after studying Western philosophy for 10 years.  Since then I have combined social and environmental activism with Dharma study and practice.  In 1995 I started a small Dharma study group in Leeds which two years later became Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds.  I served as Director of the Centre for five years, doing all of the regular weekly teaching, then as Deputy Director and as Trustee since 2005.  I have been a student of Geshe Tashi since 1995, graduating from the first Foundation of Buddhist Thought and subsequent Certificate in Advanced Buddhist Studies course with him in 2000 and 2001, serving as course tutor for the course in Leeds from 2002 to 2004, and taught the course myself from 2012 to 2014.  As well as Leeds, I now teach regularly in York and Hull where I have been instrumental in establishing two new Buddhist groups.

Based at:

Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds and can travel if requested.

Qualified to teach or support:

Basic Programme

Margo Van Greta


Margo van Greta is a pioneer of holistic spirituality and a facilitator of transformation, creating a safe and supportive space for deepening the inner journey. Involved with the Dharma since 1987, Margo has studied and practised both in the east and the west. She is an FPMT registered teacher for Discovering Buddhism, and teaches weekly classes and leads short weekend retreats. She spends one month a year in retreat, and is keen to bring the Buddhist teachings and practices into our western culture, our lives and hearts. She lives in the Findhorn Community since 1991, was a trustee for Shambala Retreat Centre, and she started Togme Sangpo FPMT study group with the encouragement of her teacher Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Based at:

Togme Sangpo Study group, Findhorn/Forres.

Qualified to teach or support:

Discovering Buddhism

Meditation 101