Join us for two days with travel teacher Gabi Volenko. We are very pleased to have Gabi with us in Calgary for the first time!
Gabriele Wohlfahrtstätter-Volenko was born 1954 in Düsseldorf, Germany. In 1972 she moved to Wuppertal to study music at the conservatory and then worked as a music teacher for children as well as an educator for students of music. In 1979, on a trip to Copenhagen, she visited the Buddhist centre of the Karma Kagyu lineage, met with Tenga Rinpoche and Hannah Nydahl and took refuge. One year later she became Lama Ole and Hannah’s student, and since then has been helping them in their work as much as she can in every way.
In 1979 together with friends, she started the Diamond Way Buddhist Centre in Wuppertal, where she lived and worked for 25 years. Between 1990 and 1995 Lama Ole Nydahl sent her to help build up the Diamond Way Buddhist centres in Russia and Ukraine. Today, besides teaching Dharma in Diamond Way centres worldwide Gabi is running her “Institute for Deep Relaxation” in Wuppertal.