Australia Regional Representative
Chantal was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 1984. In Australia she trained as a registered nurse and worked in oncology and palliative care. She also spent many years working in clinical cancer research. Most recently Chantal worked as a project manager for the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia. She has been a student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s since 1995. She is currently the Administrative Director for Siddhartha’s Intent Australia.
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In Her Own Words
I have been the Khyentse Foundation country representative for Australia only since late last year, so I’m fairly new to the role. As a student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, I had a general idea about the work of the Foundation. However, once I stepped into this role and started to really investigate and educate myself about the projects and activities of the Foundation I was very impressed by how much has been achieved, how many vital projects are ongoing, and how far-reaching the vision is.
I would encourage any of Rinpoche’s students who haven’t already done so to spend some time thoroughly acquainting themselves with the activities of Khyentse Foundation because they are so inspiring.
I have yet to facilitate a plan for how we in Australia can not only continue our contribution to the work of the Foundation but how we can expand on that contribution, so if anyone has any ideas I would love to hear from you.