Members

The interfaith ashram, here at Warburton, just outside of Melbourne, in a beautiful location, is unusual, one of the first of its kind. There are five of us. A description of its purpose is given in another post.

  1. Dr. John Dupuche, is a Catholic Priest, a senior lecturer at MCD University of Divinity, and Honorary Fellow at Australian Catholic University. His doctorate is in the field of Kashmir Shaivism. He is chair of the Catholic Interfaith Committee of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and has established a pastoral relationship with the parishes of Lilydale and Healesville.  He is the author of Abhinavagupta: the Kula Ritual as elaborated in chapter 29 of the Tantraloka, 2003; Jesus, the Mantra of God, 2005; Towards a Christian Tantra in 2009. He has written many articles. He travels to India each year.
  2. Andy Topor describes himself as a seeker involved in the research of the traditions of Classical Yoga and Daoism.
  3. Herman Roborgh grew up in a devout Catholic family and studied Christian theology as a adult. He has lived in Muslim countries for many years and has completed formal studies in Islam. Herman is fascinated by the profound connections that he finds between all the religions. His interest, however, is focussed on the spiritual journey shared by Muslims and Christians.
    • The following former members have now moved up to Sydney
      1. Yogi Matsyendranath, Pujari (Hindu Temple Priest) in the Natha Tradition.Official Master and Representative, popularising the Nath Sampradaya Tradition, trained in India and blessed by his teachers to transmit initiations and practices. Being an authorised Acharya, preaching and conducting the rites associated with the Nath Tradition, he teaches the traditional approach in Yoga and Tantra. He spreads teachings all over the world and has followers in different countries (eg in France, Germany, Spain, Latvia, Russia, USA and others).
      2. Virati Nath, Nath Yoga Assistant and Kuk Sun Do Instructor. The teacher with rich experiences of travelling to the sacred places of India and abundant knowledge of different traditions.

About interfaithashram

Rev. Dr. John Dupuche is a Roman Catholic Priest, a senior lecturer at MCD University of Divinity, and Honorary Fellow at Australian Catholic University. His doctorate is in Sanskrit in the field of Kashmir Shaivism. He is chair of the Catholic Interfaith Committee of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and has established a pastoral relationship with the parishes of Lilydale and Healesville. He is the author of 'Abhinavagupta: the Kula Ritual as elaborated in chapter 29 of the Tantraloka', 2003; 'Jesus, the Mantra of God', 2005; 'Vers un tantra chrétien' in 2009; translated as 'Towards a Christian Tantra' in 2009. He has written many articles. He travels to India each year. He lives in an interfaith ashram.
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