About Us

H.E. Khejok Rinpoche at the centre

H.E. Khejok Rinpoche at the centre

Australian Institute of Tibetan Healing Practices – Sydney

In 1992 H.E. Khejok Rinpoche founded the Institute as a Traditional Tibetan Medical Institute; Rinpoche placed Gen Chris Ngawang Yangchen Roberts in charge of the centre and asked her to teach.  In the next year he prophesied that she would develop courses for people with problems and this eventually became the Overcoming Problems Classes and Programs.

Given that many people were benefiting from Gen-la’s teachings and given the obstacles to bringing the medicine into Australia, Rinpoche decided to change the direction and name of the Institute. Rinpoche asked Gen-la to keep the Overcoming Problems Classes and Programs going and cancelled the medical side of the Institute.

Why Overcoming Problems Classes & Programs are Unique

Gen-la’s teaching position required a user-friendly program, encouraging people to experience positive changes within themselves so they could heal.

Using the Buddhist understanding of mind, she began to develop the Overcoming Problems, Meditation and Yoga courses. After many years of compiling the courses she and the centre received high acclaim and recognition.

All OP programs are run by donation and solely by volunteers.

Shambhala Pool

The pool located in front of Karuna Cottage

Tibetan Buddhist Healing Practices – Townsville

In 1998, H.E. Khejok Rinpoche founded the Townsville centre in Queensland and they began to run the Overcoming Problems Programs in Townsville.

They also run Shambhala Retreat, founded by Gen-la.  The property provides three separate cottages offering discounted accommodation for the disabled, ill, elderly and the whole family.  Shambhala Retreat also has a bus available with wheelchair access for the use of guests.

The aim is to increase the discount for accommodation as finances improve, making the cottages a place for respite and healing.

2006 - Gen Chris Ngawang Yangchen founded Karuna Cottage part of Shambhala Retreat, in North Queensland. Karuna is run and owned by the North Queensland centre. It is a self-contained cottage on Magnetic Island, available for the physically disabled, ill and elderly to use for convalescence at discounted rates.

Karuna Cottage

Shambhala Retreat is located on Magnetic Island.  Overcoming Problems Townsville is located in Townsville CBD.

All OP programs are run by donation and solely by volunteers.